Teen gang raped on way back from Siddhivinayak temple

Published: Jul 03, 2011, 06:43 IST | Sayed Roshan

The 16 year-old had gone to the temple with her rapists, who also made an MMS video of the rape and circulated it

The 16 year-old had gone to the temple with her rapists, who also made an MMS video of the rape and circulated it

A 16-year-old girl was gang raped by five men on her way back from Prabhadevi's Siddhivinayak temple on Wednesday morning.
The rapists were known to the girl, and had accompanied her to the temple. Four of the accused have been arrested, while the police are on the lookout for the fifth.

At 4 am on Wednesday, the victim, a resident of Kurar, was returning after an early morning darshan at the Siddhivinayak temple accompanied by neighbours Rajesh Jaiswal (19), Suraj Nepali (20), and two minors Lala (16) and Rahul (17). The name of the fifth man is not known yet.

Not keen to return home, they decided to head to the hillocks of Kurar village in Malad.

On reaching the hillock, the five accused drugged the victim, leaving her unconscious. They then took turns to rape her and filmed an MMS video of the same.

When the victim came around, they showed her the MMS and threatened her to stay quiet, failing which they would circulate the MMS to her neighbours. The girl did not go to the police or let anyone know of the crime, fearing social stigma.

On Thursday however, the MMS was leaked and eventually reached the police. They launched a search operation for the accused and arrested four of them on Saturday.

"We have registered a case against the five accused under section 376 of Indian Penal Code," said Senior Police Inspector Danaji Nalavde of Kurar Police station.

The Kurar hillocks were in the news recently for being the site where the bodies of four men were found on June 6. Last week, the police arrested Uday Pathak in the gruesome quadruple murder case.

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