New Charges added in Saki Naka Rape Case. The Mumbai Police has added charges under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against the accused.
In the horrific Saki Naka rape case which came to light last Friday, a 34-year-old woman was brutalised with a rod. She was taken to a hospital but succumbed to multiple internal injuries. The primary cause of death is injuries in the genitals, abdomen and various parts of the body. The accused, identified as Mohan Chouhan, has confessed to the crime and will remain in police custody till September 21.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale during a media briefing regarding the aforementioned rape case said that charges under the SC/ST Atrocities Act have been now added against the accused. He further said this was done because the “victim was from a particular community”.
As per reports the victim and accused knew each other. They had reportedly met 4-5 times and the deceased was asking for some dues. This escalated the matter and led to the attack on her. “It seems the accused was under influence,” the police chief said at the briefing. The incident took place last week subsequently the Mumbai police were informed that a woman was lying unconscious, in a pool of blood, near Saki Naka Khairani road. The police took the woman to a hospital in Ghatkopar.
“We have established the sequence of events, how the victim arrived there, how the accused reached there and then how the accused left. We have recovered the object used by the accused in the crime,” Nagrale revealed during the briefing.
Earlier a special investigation team was formed for investigation. Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray directed to institute a fast track court for the case.
A CCTV footage was recovered from the area. This captured the assault by the accused man. The accused was also seen fleeing the crime scene. The police also found blood stains inside the vehicle he used. The DNA profiling reports and other chemical analysis are awaited. The charge sheet will be filed within a month the police chief mentioned during the briefing.