15-year-old girl gang-raped for 8 months in Maharashtra

Mumbai, September 24 (KMS): A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped multiple times over a period of eight months in Indian state Maharashtra.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the police registered a case on the girl’s complaint at Manpada police in Dombivli Thane district .

Additional Commissioner of Police (East region) Dattatray Karale told reporters that the alleged incidents took place between January 29 and September 22 this year.

The girl told a relative about the ordeal following which the complaint was registered, he added.

“The victim has named 33 persons. Of them, 24 persons have been arrested and two minors detained. The girl’s condition is said to be stable,” Karale said, adding that search is on for the remaining accused. The arrested men were produced before a court on Thursday and were remanded in police custody till September 29, said another police official.

“An atmosphere of fear is prevailing in the state. The increase in the number of such incidents is worrisome,” the former chief minister said.

“Such an incident taking place in Dombivli which is known as a peaceful city is very shocking. We demand that the government immediately intervene,” Fadnavis added.

Earlier this month, the Shiv Sena-led state government had come under fire when a 34-year-old woman died after being brutally raped and assaulted inside a stationary tempo in Mumbai’s Sakinaka area. One person was arrested in the case. KMS—11R

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