8-mth pregnant woman gang-raped by 8 in Sangli

ST Correspondent
Friday, 3 August 2018

A shocking case of an eight-month pregnant woman from Satara being gang-raped by eight men in Sangli has come to light. Taking serious note, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Thursday sought a report from the local police.

Mumbai/Sangli (IANS): A shocking case of an eight-month pregnant woman from Satara being gang-raped by eight men in Sangli has come to light. Taking serious note, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Thursday sought a report from the local police.

The incident occurred around 6 am on Tuesday when the 20-year-old woman, along with her hotelier husband, had gone to Turchi Phata in Tasgaon for a business meeting.

An official of Tasgaon police station said that the hotelier and his wife were on the lookout to hire a couple for their hotel business. One of the accused, Mukund Mane, had called him (the hotelier) to Turchi Phata claiming such a couple was ready to work for them and asked him to bring Rs 20,000 as advance payment for them.

When they reached the location, Mane and his men pounced on the hotelier couple, assaulted them with pipes and sticks, robbed them of the cash besides the woman’s gold ornaments.

Then they tied up the husband, gagged and locked him inside his vehicle and then allegedly gang-raped the woman. They ignored her repeated pleas to let her go since she was eight months pregnant and after committing the crime escaped from there. The attackers threatened them against informing the police claiming they were locally very influential and nobody would listen to them.

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