Threatening to kill son, 8 men gangraped woman

Jun 20, 2012, 06:39 IST | Shiva Devnath

After being gangraped by eight youths over the last six months, a 25-year-old finally mustered the courage and approached the Santacruz police to complain against her eight tormentors.

According to the police complaint, Pinky Shah (name changed), a resident of Shastri Nagar was being repeatedly gangraped for the past six months by eight youths, who would come to her home after her husband left for work and would rape her, even threatening to kill her son if she didn’t do as they pleased.

Do it or else: The victim told the police that the eight accused would enter her home after her husband left and initially made an MMS of the entire incident and used it as leverage to rape her over the next six months

The entire incident came to light when the eight accused entered the victim’s home on Sunday after her husband had left for work to his shop in Thane. However, the victim’s husband returned home midway, and to his horror saw his wife sleeping with one of the youth. Thinking his wife was having an affair with the man, Viren Shah (name changed) beat up the youth and also started fighting with his wife in front of the neighbourhood. Viren later let the youth get away and refrained from filing a police complaint, fearing society’s stigma.

However, when he saw another man with Pinky yesterday, he feared that his wife was hiding something from him and asked her to confide in him. Unable to hide the truth any more, Pinky revealed the sordid details to Viren and narrated how the men had initially raped her at knife point and made a sex MMS and then threatened her with it every time. She also complained how the accused had threatened to kill their child if she did not comply with their demands.

Fuming and upset, Viren then asked his wife to file a complaint with the police following which the cops swung into action and detained four of the accused while the remaining four are yet to be nabbed. According to the police, the eight accused were known to harass women in their area and would pester other passersby too. Confirming the same, Additional Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre Patil, (Western Region) said, “Some of the accused have been detained by the authorities and we are investigating the case.”  

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