Three held in minor girl gangrape case in Mumbai
Three accused in the gangrape case of a 16-year-old girl in Mumbai's Dindoshi area were today arrested from Diva town in neighbouring Thane district.
The accused - Wasim Vatta (21), Yuvraj Pillai (20) and Shivkumar Kalwa (19) - were apprehended from Diva this morning, a senior police official said.
The three arrested are among the four accused who had allegedly raped the girl on Friday night, even as one alleged rapist and two persons who abated the crime are still absconding, police said.
A number of teams have been formed to trace the three accused in connection with the offence, they said.
According to police, six boys from Santosh Nagar area in Goregaon had on Friday asked the victim to join them for Diwali celebrations. As she knew the boys, she went with them. The boys took her to an isolated place before offering her a spiked soft drink. While she lost consciousness, four of the six boys--all of them in their 20s --took turns to rape her.
Shocked, the girl kept quiet till Sunday and later narrated the ordeal to her grandmother. Subsequently, the girl along with her grandmother went to Dindoshi police station where an FIR was registered on November 3.
Sensing that the girl would approach police, all six accused escaped the area, police said.
On Sunday, the girl, who is an eighth class drop-out, was sent to Bhagwati Hospital where she underwent medical examination, police said.
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