Sangli gangrape: Pregnant woman refuses medical help; cops arrest 4
A shocking case of an eight-month pregnant woman from Satara being gang-raped by eight men in Sangli has come to light. Taking serious note, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Thursday sought a report from the local police. The incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Tuesday when the 20-year-old woman, along with her hotelier husband, had gone to Turchi Phata in Tasgaon for a business meeting. An official of Tasgaon police station told IANS that the hotelier and his wife were on the lookout to hire a couple for their hotel business.
One of the accused, Mukund Mane, had called him (the hotelier) to Turchi Phata claiming such a couple was ready to work for them and asked him to bring Rs 20,000 as advance payment for them. When they reached the location, Mane and his men pounced on the hotelier couple, assaulted them with pipes and sticks, robbed them of the cash besides the woman’s gold ornaments. Then they tied up the husband, gagged and locked him inside his vehicle and then allegedly gang-raped the woman. The Live Mirror got in touch with Umesh Dandile, ssistant police inspector of Tasgaon police station, who is investigating the case. He said, ” An arrest was made immediately after the woman and her husband filed a complaint. We have made four arrests, while one is still absconding. One of the accused is a cook and was known to the victim. ”
The Live Mirror also got in touch with a source close to the case who divulged details on conditions of anonymity. ” The woman was taken to a government hospital in Tasgaon for a medical check-up. However, due to her pregnancy, she refused any treatment or medical check-up. The matter is still subjudice, as one person is still absconding.”
We tried to contact Maharashtra Commission of Women Chief Vijaya Rahatkar, however, our calls and messages were unanswered.
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