Investigations into the case of a 16-year-old girl from West Bengal, who was raped in some bushes near Kurla’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on November 20, have revealed that a GRP constable may have been bribed by the accused, after which he allegedly let them go.
mid-day’s report on December 3
According to officials, the main accused, Raju, had brought the survivor from West Bengal on the pretext of marrying her and had raped her at LTT after giving her some tablets when she complained of a headache (‘16-yr-old from Bengal raped after being brought to Mumbai’, mid-day, December 3). He then called two of his accomplices to get rid of the evidence.
One of the investigators in the case, attached to Nehru Nagar police station, said, “Since the survivor can only speak Bengali properly, we called a translator and took her statement again on Monday and many things became clearer. She stated that the trio had handed four 500-rupee notes to a constable and he had let them go. The constable then directed the survivor to other constables seated outside the railway station.”
“When we took her to LTT, she showed us the spot where she was raped and also the place where the constable was standing when he was bribed,” he added. The official said the Nehru Nagar police will be issuing a letter to senior GRP officials to ask for the list of personnel posted at LTT on November 20 so that they can ascertain the identity of the constable who was bribed, and take further action.