Published On : Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

Pregnant woman molested, kicked in Lakadganj market, 3 booked

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Nagpur: In an atrocious incident, a pregnant woman was not only molested but was kicked on stomach by a youth and two vegetable vendors at the Sunday Weekly Market in Lakadganj area here on Sunday night. Moreover, husband of the traumatized woman was thrashed and threatened with life. Three accused including a woman have been booked in this connection.

The awful incident occurred when the 22-year old woman and her husband were going to the Sunday Weekly Market around 9 pm on Sunday. The accused youth named Ankush Deshpande, aged 22-25, chased the couple and abused the woman with filthy words right up to the market. When the husband of the woman objected to the indecent behaviour of accused Ankush Deshpande, he along with three other vegetable vendors thrashed him severely and threatened to kill him. As of this was not enough, the three accused pushed the complainant woman on the ground and kicked her on her stomach despite knowing she was pregnant. The exact reason behind the atrocious act on the part of the accused could not be ascertained.

Lakadganj API Rajulwar, based on the complaint of the victimized woman, has booked the accused under Sections 354(D), 294, 336, 506(B), 323, 34 of the IPC and launched an in-depth investigation into the case.