Pune: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly blackmailed and raped by a group of four men in Hinjewadi police station area. Two of the accused have been arrested by police whereas other two are still at large.
The arrested accused have been identified as Ajesh Tiwari (26), a resident of Wakad, and Jitendra Turiya (25), a resident of Marunje. Police do not have full details of the other two accused, however, they have been identified as Tarzan and Nipen.
The woman was first raped by Tiwari, who is the prime accused in the case and then later was raped repeatedly at the locations of Katraj, Bawdhan and the forest area near Marunji.
According to information provided by Hinjewadi police station, all four accused and the survivor work in the same company located at Hinjewadi. Tiwari, who works as supervisor, was the first one who took advantage of the woman as she was in need of money.
Tiwari called the woman at his home on the pretext of giving her money and raped her. He then took objectionable pictures and started blackmailing her.
Tiwari used to rape her saying that if she doesn’t agree to his demands, he will circulate her pictures on social media and WhatsApp groups.Later, Tiwari called his three friends, who also raped the woman on various occasions.
Arun Vaykar, Police Inspector, Hinjewadi police station, said, “They threatened to circulate her pictures if she didn’t meet their demand of giving sexual favours to them. The woman couldn’t prolong her ordeal and approached the police. We have arrested the two accused and will arrest the remaining ones soon.”