The Agripada police have recorded the statement of a person who claimed to have seen Siraj Rehman Khan drag a 32-year-old TB victim into a corner at Dhobi Ghat where he allegedly molested her,days before a photojournalist was gangraped at Shakti Mills in Mahalaxmi. Khan is presently in judicial custody in the gangrape case.
The victims daughters told the police that she had gone into shock after the incident on August 18. She was admitted to Kasturba Hospital in Agripada on August 26 and died there a day later.
Khan has been charged with kidnapping and molestation in this case.
After an FIR was registered on Tuesday,the police summoned a boy who alerted the victims daughters on August 18. The daughters told the police that after the alert,they reached the spot and prevented Khan from raping their mother.
We have found a witness who saw the incident. His statements match with those of the womans daughters, said Kishor Baviskar,senior inspector.
Our investigation is underway but the picture will be clear once we get custody of Khan, he said.