October 22, 2016 12:01:21 am
A 19-year-old engineering student has lodged a complaint of rape against two students from her college in Wagholi. She also named one more person who allegedly harassed her by sending messages on her cell phone. An offence in the case has been registered at the Lonikand police station. Police have arrested three suspects in this case so far.
Watch what else is making news:
They have been identified as Karan Shrikant Ghuge, Mahesh Dattatray Korde, and Avinash Vijaykumar Shelke. Police have booked them under section 376 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act. Police said the victim is a native of Ratnagiri. They said the third boy and the rape accused do not know each other.
The girl said when she was going home from college on October 18, a boy, who was later identified as Karan, approached her, seeking help in submission of some papers. Police said the boy told her that he would bring the papers from his room. But he later called her in the room and while she was waiting outside, he allegedly pulled her inside and raped her. The girl said that she was in a state of shock and so did not tell anybody about the incident. But around 10.30 pm the same day, she started receiving calls on her cell phone from an unknown number. She disconnected the calls as she thought they were made by Karan.
Best of Express Premium
Next day, Mahesh sent her a message. He offered to help the girl saying he knew what Karan has done. The girl took him to the room where Karan allegedly raped her. Here Mahesh allegedly pulled her in an adjacent room and raped her.
Later, the girl again received messages from Avinash, but did not respond. On Thursday, she narrated the incident to her family members, police and college authorities. Police then arrested three suspects.
🗞 Subscribe Now: Get Express Premium to access our in-depth reporting, explainers and opinions 🗞️
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.