Nagpur: In a shocking incident, a 35-year old woman was gangraped brutally at a secluded bungalow in Ramnagar area on Tuesday night. Six accused rapists have been arrested including a kinnar (transgender) who also reportedly played a key role in the crime. The accused not only raped the woman but also indulged in oral sex. A seventh accused is reportedly absconding and being searched by Ambazari cops.
According to sources, the 35-yeral old woman, resident of Vasantrao Naik Slums, runs a Jhunka-Bhakar Centre in Dharampeth locality. She usually closes her shop around 8 pm. The six accused, who were the frequent visitors to the Jhunka-Bhakar Kendra, came at the centre on Tuesday night and after having enjoyed the stuff, left the place. But returned a short while later and offered a cold drink to the woman soon after she closed her food stall. Since she was knowing the accused, she drank the cold drink. The cold drink was laced with a sedative and as a result the woman was knocked unconscious. The unconscious woman was later pushed into an auto and was taken towards Ramnagar area. However, due to crowding of the auto, another one was hired. After reaching Ramnagar, the accused took the woman to a secluded bungalow behind Bhatruseva Mandal, near a Women’s Hostel. Since the bungalow was locked the accused broke open the lock and took the woman inside. Once inside, the six accused raped the helpless woman one by one from around 9 pm to 4 am of Wednesday. The accused also indulged in oral sex.
After the heinous crime, the six accused fled the spot leaving the devastated woman behind, alone.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by the victimized woman, Ambazari police succeeded in arresting the six accused namely Gajanan Raju Saneshwar (20) of Pandharabodi, Bhupesh Madan Ragde (19) of Qtr No. 4, Institute of Science, Maharajbagh Road, Mayur Ganesh Neware (22) of Futala, Rahul Madhukar Titarmare (26) of Sanjay Nagar, Ambazari, Abdul Rahim Sheikh (28) of Ramnagar Telangkhedi, and Arvind Madhukar Kodape (26) of Ramnagar Telangkhedi. Unconfirmed reports say that a seventh accused is absconding.
Ambazari cops have registered a case under various Sections of IPC and investigating the matter further.