Agripada police arrested a 22-year-old man from Rajasthan on Monday for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old woman from Agripada and raping her. The accused’s elder brother and three associates have been additionally arrested in reference to the woman’s kidnapping.
The accused befriended the woman on social media in February this yr and used to speak to one another recurrently. The man, who works in a bottled water firm in Haryana, is a resident of Rajasthan.
Last month, the woman alongside along with her elder sister visited her grandmother’s house at Agripada. “On July 1, the accused, along with his brother and three friends, who were from Madhya Pradesh (MP), came to Mumbai in a private seven sitter vehicle without any ePass and picked the girl from Agripada. The accused then took the girl to Rajasthan and raped her in a lodge there,” stated an officer from Agripada police.
On not discovering the woman round when the grandmother requested woman’s mom who’s a trainer by career, if the child returned to Naigaon (close to Virar) house, she stated no. The woman’s grandmother then approached police following which a case of kidnapping was registered at Agripada police station. During the preliminary probe, the woman’s household advised them that the she was in touch with somebody on social media since lengthy and used to recurrently speak to him.
Through her social media profile, the police zeroed in on one suspect. The police additionally discovered some cellphone numbers linked to the social media account and on going by means of the decision particulars of each the numbers, traced the quantity trails to Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Following this, the police fashioned separate groups and visited the 2 states. One of the groups arrested the accused, his brother from Rajasthan’s Jhalawad district and rescued the woman. Three of the accused’s associates, who helped him kidnap the woman have been arrested from Madhya Pradesh by the opposite staff. One of those three, who drove the car, initially was saved at midnight in regards to the plan by the primary accused by saying that the woman is his sister. The police additionally seized the car used within the kidnapping. One of the accused who aided the kidnapping continues to be absconding.
“We brought the accused to Mumbai on transit remand and on Tuesday produced them in a court that remanded them to police custody up to July 13,” stated inspector R Syed from Agripada police station.
The accused are booked underneath the related sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and Indian Penal Code (IPC), stated Sawlaram Agawane, senior inspector of Agripada police, including, that the woman is distributed to a kids’s house, retaining in view her security.