Mi­nor raped by two broth­ers in Diva

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A 15-year-old girl was raped by her friend’s rel­a­tives on Wed­nes­day.

She was ini­tially kid­napped by the two ac­cused, who are broth­ers, and taken to a se­cluded place.

One of the ac­cused, Av­inash Patil, 21, was ar­rested on Satur­day.

His 25-year-old brother Bhavesh, is on the run. They are res­i­dents of Diva in Thane.

On Wed­nes­day, the mi­nor girl was go­ing to a shop to buy craft ma­te­rial for her school work. She had just come back from school .

The two ac­cused kid­napped the girl when she was go­ing to the shop.

Both of them came in an au­torick­shaw and see­ing the girl, they caught her and forced her into the au­torick­shaw.

They took her to a room in a se­cluded area and raped her. They threat­ened the girl to not to dis­close the in­ci­dent to any­one.

The girl re­turned home and told her mother who then ap­proached the po­lice and lodged a com­plaint.

A po­lice of­fi­cer from Mum­bra po­lice sta­tion said: “We have ar­rested one ac­cused and soon he will be pro­duced in court.”

He said, “We have search­ing for the other ac­cused. We have booked them un­der sec­tions 376, 342, 506, 363, and 366 of the IPC and Pre­ven­tion Of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2012 (POCSO).”

“The girl has been ad­mit­ted to a pri­vate hospi­tal. Fur­ther probe is on,” he added.

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