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Navi Mumbai Police file case against 2 persons for rape, molestation of woman

Updated on: 28 February,2024 03:07 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Navi Mumbai Police officer said the woman is already married & the accused repeatedly sexually assaulted her after promising to marry her.

Navi Mumbai Police file case against 2 persons for rape, molestation of woman

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Navi Mumbai Police have registered a case against two men for allegedly raping and molesting a 42-year-old woman in the city, officials said on Wednesday. One of the accused, per a PTI report, repeatedly raped the woman who is a resident of the Kalamboli area of the city. 

As per the PTI report, an official from the Kalamboli police station said that the woman is already married and the accused repeatedly sexually assaulted her after promising to marry her and take care of her children.

The official further told PTI that the offence occurred between June 15, 2022 and May 14, 2023. The official citing the woman's complaint said that the man later abused the woman on her caste, threatened to kill her and push her daughter into flesh trade. 

According to the PTI report, he along with another man had forced her to consume liquor and molested her. 

Reportedly, the woman filed a police complaint on Tuesday following which they registered an FIR against the two men under Indian Penal Code sections for rape, molestation and criminal intimidation. 

The PTI report added that the accused were also booked under provisions of Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

In another case, the police arrested a 40-year-old woman qawwali singer from Thane district for allegedly running a flesh trade. According to a PTI report, the accused Roshni Bablu Sheikh, on February 26, was arrested after the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar Police conducted a raid. 

The Commissioner of MBVV Police told PTI that the accused operated the racket in Mumbai's western suburbs like Santacruz, Andheri, Dahisar, Borivali and others. They said that after receiving numerous complaints, they laid a trap and eventually arrested her. 

"The accused woman, a qawwali singer, operated the flesh trade in Mumbai's Santacruz, Andheri, Dahisar, Borivali and other areas. When the police received complaints about it, they laid a trap at a famous roadside eatery on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway at Kashimira and nabbed her. They rescued a female victim and also seized the cash involved in the deal," the commissioner told PTI. He added that the rescued woman has been moved to a rehabilitation centre. 

Senior Inspector Samir Ahirrao said that the woman was booked under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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