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Mumbai: 30-year-old Sakinaka rape victim dies undergoing treatment

Updated on: 11 September,2021 01:19 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The victim was found lying unconscious at Khairani Road in the Sakinaka area on 9th September

Mumbai: 30-year-old Sakinaka rape victim dies undergoing treatment

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The 30-year-old woman who was raped and brutalised with iron rods in Sakinaka died undergoing treatment in Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar.

“A 30-year-old woman, who was found lying unconscious at Khairani Road in the Sakinaka area on 9th Sept after allegedly being raped, has died during the treatment at a city hospital,” Mumbai Police informed.

"It's a tragic end... She had suffered very severe internal injuries and has passed away," Shiv Sena MLC Manisha Kayande told IANS.

She said the victim has two minor daughters and appealed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to consider compensation for them.

According to police, the woman was raped and then beaten with a rod, the rapist allegedly shoved a rod in her private parts, dumped her body on the desolate road before decamping from there.

The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday-Friday on Khairani Road of the Sakinaka area of north-west Mumbai, and police recovered her in a pool of blood around 3 am on Friday.

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Sakinaka Police Station Senior Police Inspector Balwant Deshmukh said that the accused, identified as a local, Mohan Chavan, 45, was arrested hours after the dastardly crime and is being interrogated.

The police immediately rushed the victim in a critical condition to the BMC's Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, and Deshmukh said "she remains under treatment".

Police teams are awaiting the woman to regain her consciousness to record her statement which could throw light on the entire episode, even as scouring of the CCTV footage of the vicinity and questioning potential witnesses in the area continues.


(With agency inputs)

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