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Thane Crime: Auto-rickshaw driver held for raping woman vendor

Updated on: 21 September,2022 11:52 AM IST  |  Thane
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The incident took place on September 17 when the woman was selling cigarettes near a rickshaw stand located close to the Bhayander railway station, an official from the Mira Bhayander-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police commissionerate said

Thane Crime: Auto-rickshaw driver held for raping woman vendor

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An auto-rickshaw driver allegedly raped a woman vendor near a railway station in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Wednesday.


The incident took place on September 17 when the woman was selling cigarettes near a rickshaw stand located close to the Bhayander railway station, an official from the Mira Bhayander-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police commissionerate said.

The 28-year-old driver approached her and offered to buy all her stock. He then took the woman in the auto-rickshaw to an isolated place and allegedly raped her inside the vehicle, the official said.


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The woman later complained to police, who worked on various leads including the CCTV footage of the area.

The police arrested the driver on Monday and registered a case against him under relevant provisions, the official said.

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