Pune minor Gangrape Case: The police arrested six more persons after the initial eight arrests in the 14-year-old girl's gangrape case. According to reports, she was allegedly taken to multiple places and raped. She is currently receiving medical attention.
According to reports, the minor had left her house to go to Pune railway station on August 31. She was going to travel to meet a friend outside the city. When she reached the station, she was reportedly told by the auto-rickshaw driver that there are no trains available. He then offered to help her find a place to stay.
#UPDATE | Six more accused have been arrested by police in alleged abduction & gangrape of a 14-year-old girl in Pune. A court has sent them to custody for 9 days. A total of 14 accused have been arrested so far: Pune City Police— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2021
The accused driver was accompanied by other men who allegedly gangraped the girl in multiple places. She was reportedly taken to secluded areas, places with either a tree cover or a lodge. Two employees of the Railways are also accused of raping her on the Railway station premises and also in the rickshaw. She was also taken outside of Pune city.
The girl's family reported her missing on September 1. After which the police started looking for her. She was finally found on September 5. The survivor was mentally traumatised. She was taken to the hospital and is receiving treatment. The accused men had also reportedly threatened to harm her and her family members as they allegedly continued to subject her to sexual abuse, as per reports.
Renu Sharma who is the Divisional Railway Manager of Pune said in her statement, "We didn’t know the identity of the accused. Once the names were shared with us on Monday evening, we immediately suspended them from service. The investigation is being carried out by the Pune Police and we are extending our cooperation."
The accused men have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 363 (kidnapping), 376DA (gang rape of woman under 16 years of age), 377 (unnatural offences) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.