Three Booked For Abducting Married Woman, Raping Her in Gujarat
The police in neighbouring Palghar district of Maharashtra have booked three persons for allegedly abducting and raping a 31-year-old married woman in Gujarat.
Two of the accused allegedly kidnapped the woman, a resident of neighbouring Mumbai, from Vasai Phata in Palghar on 3 October, on the pretext of showing her some temples and pilgrimage sites, a police official said on Friday, 13 October.
In the meantime, the accused took the woman to a locality in Gujarat’s Kutch district, where the third accused allegedly raped her at his house, he said.
The woman managed to escape from the clutches of the accused and reached Mumbai on 11 October, 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 on Thursday evening registered offences under IPC sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing 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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