Officers from Mankhurd police station on Thursday arrested 4 folks for allegedly raping a 44-year-old Dharavi resident final week.
One of the accused – Abdul Jillani Sattar Sheikh, 34, – and the lady knew one another. On June 24, Sheikh known as her to Rahim’s house underneath the pretext of attending his little one’s party. He then allegedly laced her drink with sedatives, following which he, together with the opposite three accused – Hyder Ali Sardar Sheikh alias Hira, 35; Murad Mehboob Sheikh alias Raj, 29; and Mohammed Mudashir Nabi Sheikh alias Rahim, 34, raped her when she was in a semi-conscious state, mentioned police.
The girl managed to flee and visited a civic hospital. “After the woman narrated the incident, the police was informed. Our officers visited the hospital and recorded her statement and lodged a case of gang rape,” mentioned Lakhmi Gautam, further commissioner of police (east area).
“In her complaint, she said that after reaching Sheikh’s home, she tried to leave when she realised that there was no birthday party there. But the four convinced her to stay,” mentioned an officer from Mankhurd police station.
The girl’s preliminary medical report confirmed that she was raped by multiple individual and in addition revealed that she had accidents throughout her physique.
“The woman underwent treatment at the hospital for two days. We collected her clothes, and are in the process of collecting other evidence. On Wednesday, we registered a first information report under sections 376D (gang rape) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and arrested the four accused. A local court remanded them in police custody till July 8,” inspector Kishore Kharat.
Sheikh, Hyder and Murad are residents of Matunga Labour Camp, whereas Mohammed lives at Sathe Nagar in Mankhurd. Sheikh sells spices, Mohammed runs a stitching machine unit, whereas Hyder and Murad do odd jobs to earn a dwelling.