Teenage girl raped on Nagpur-Chanda Highway

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Nov 2018 09:35:40


Staff Reporter,

Crime Branch arrested the accused from Kharsoli village

A teenage girl was gang-raped by two persons when the girl was talking with her male friend near Shivsadhana Layout on Nagpur-Chandrapur Highway on Friday night. The accused repeatedly slapped the couple and dragged them to bushes nearby where they raped the girl.

The 19-year-old girl and her male friend reside in South Nagpur. They had gone to the highway on a motorcycle at around 7 pm. Accused Anil Vasanta Thete (43), a resident of Kharsoli village and his friend Baba Ramdas Bhagat (37), a resident of Hudkeshwar saw the couple near Shivsadhna lay-out. The goons approached the couple and started a wordy duel with them, raising objection over the couple’s chat on the roadside. Before the couple could understand anything, the accused duo started slapping them. One of the accused tried caught hold of the male friend of the victim and another repeatedly slapped the girl. The male friend fled the spot fearing that he would be killed. The accused duo then dragged the girl to the roadside bushes where they raped the girl.

Soon after, the goons fled the spot. The girl dialed phone number of police control room and narrated the incident. Hudkeshwar police immediately rushed to the spot and took the girl to the hospital. The police have registered the case under Sections 376 (d) and 323 of IPC against the accused. Sambhaji Kadam, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Detection visited the spot and started investigations.

On the basis of statement given by the girl, the police activated informers and launched hunt in nearby residential localities. After receiving a specific tip-off, Unit No. 3 of Crime Branch arrested the accused from their residence on Saturday. DCP Kadam informed that Anil Thete was accused in a molestation case reported at Butibori police station. The accused is father of 12-year-old girl. Under the guidance of DCP Kadam, ACP Sanjiv Kamble, the arrest was made by Police Inspector (PI) J Rajput, API Yogesh Choudhary and staff including Rafiq Khan, Vitthal Nasre, Shailesh Patil, Arun Dharme, Dayashankar Bisendre, Rakesh Yadav, Vikas Pathak, Satyendra Yadav, Amol Padhadhan and others.