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Woman gangraped in moving rickshaw

RCF police are on the lookout for three persons, accused of raping a 22-year-old for two hours after abducting her from RCF area in Chembur

A 22-year-old woman was abducted by three Chunabhatti residents and raped in a moving auto rickshaw for two hours last Sunday evening.

The woman, Anita (name changed), was abducted near Rashtriya Chemical and Fertilizers (RCF) company in Chembur and dumped at a spot four km away in Chunabhatti later in the night, where policemen from a beat chowkie found her.


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She was rushed to Sion hospital, where she is currently admitted in a ward.

According to the RCF police, they received a call from the Chunabhatti chowkie, informing them that they had brought a rape victim from RCF area to Sion hospital.

In her statement to the police, Anita stated that while she was returning home from an errand around 7 pm on Sunday, she was abducted by three men, who tortured and raped her in a moving rickshaw for two hours.

"She was kidnapped from the RCF area and after being raped in the rickshaw for two hours, she was found the same night in Chunabhatti. The accused have been identified but are absconding," said an officer of RCF police station, requesting anonymity.

The accused are known to her family, and live in the same locality as hers, preliminary investigations have revealed. The police believe that there might be more persons involved in the crime and are now waiting for Anita to recover, to get more details from her. Said one of Anita's family members, "The incident has left our daughter with no respect for society. The police should take action against the accused at the earliest."

Meanwhile, cops are awaiting Anita's medical reports. Said a doctor from Sion hospital, "We have done the medical tests on her and are waiting for the results."

"We have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused. We have registered a case under Sections 366 (Kidnapping) and 376 (II) (Punishment for gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code," said Inspector Prasad Dharia of RCF police station.

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