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Woman Kidnapped From Mumbai On Pretext Of Pilgrimage, Taken To Gujarat And Raped

In a shocking incident near Mumbai, three persons have been booked by the police in neighbouring Palghar district for allegedly abducting and raping a 31-year-old married woman in Gujarat.

Two of the accused allegedly kidnapped the woman who is a resident of Vasai Phata in Palghar on the outskirts of Mumbai on October 3. They took her away under the pretext of showing her some temples and sites of pilgrimages, a police official said today.

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The same day, her family members filed a missing person’s complaint with the Mumbai police, reported PTI. Reportedly, the accused men in the meanwhile took the woman to a locality in Gujarat’s Kutch district where the third man accused allegedly raped her at his house.

The three accused also allegedly tried to sell the woman to a man for Rs 1.5 lakh and get her married to him. However, when she resisted their attempts, they beat her up, a police officialsaid quoting the woman’s complaint.

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The woman managed to escape from the clutches of the accused and reached Mumbai on October 11 following which she lodged a complaint with the Kasturba Marg police in the metropolis. The complaint was later transferred to the Vasai police, he said.
Based on the complaint, the Waliv police in Vasai division last evening registered offences under IPC sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing a woman to compel her marriage), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and other relevant provisions. A search was on to nab the accused, the official said.

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Source of news : Indiatimes

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