Mumbai, August 11
Three males have been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 15-year-old woman in a transferring automobile right here final month, police mentioned on Tuesday.
The alleged incident had occurred on July 29 morning when the woman was strolling alone on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road, an official mentioned.
“A car had pulled over near her while she was walking and three of its occupants pulled her inside, and drove off,” he mentioned, including that the trio took turns to rape her.
After committing the crime, they dropped her close to the Eastern Express Highway, the official mentioned.
An FIR was registered by Mankhurd police final week.
Police traced the trio to Mankhurd-Shivaji Nagar locality and arrested them on August 8.
They have been booked underneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rape and abduction, and underneath the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official mentioned.
Two of the accused work as electrician and driver whereas the third is unemployed.
“The car used in the crime has a Taxi permit. The trio are in police custody till August 15. Further investigation is underway,” mentioned Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone 6, Shashikumar Meena. PTI