Amit had allegedly threatened the girl, saying that she can’t cause any harm to him as he is an influential person.
Amit Mukhedkar one of the accused responsible for attacking a 22 year old woman in Pune is planning for remarriage. He had posted an advertisement on quikr which mentioned, “Looking for a girl for remarriage and serious relationship” It also mentions something about his previous marriage. His Facebook profile shows his current location as Melbourne, Australia. https://www.facebook.com/amit.mukhedkar.56?fref=ts&pnref=story
On 1st May, a 22 year old girl travelling with her two friends at 5.30 am was stopped by five men. The woman was returning from the Sangeet rehearsal for her friend’s wedding. At Lullanagar main signal, a car was running parallel to her car. The window glasses were tinted, but a man rolled down the glass and peeped into their car.
The man then started heaving abuses at the victim and her friends. The gang of men in the car followed the woman all the way towards her home, and stopped her car there. One of her male friends tried to intervene, but was hit by the suspect. That was when the other men dragged her out of the car and started hitting her. The victim was worried and felt that she could have been raped if her friends had not intervened. She dialled 100, but the call went unanswered. She kept trying the number and finally cops arrived after an hour and filed an NC (non-cognisable) complaint.
The victim said, “After I became aware about NC, I visited the Kondhwa police station so many times for filing a case. I finally managed to file a proper case on Sunday”. The police did not comment about the delay in filing the FIR, but said, “We have registered an FIR under Sections 354, 323, 504 and 34 of the IPC and have arrested Mukhedkar and Gupta.”
Two accused named Amit Mukhedkar and Shubham Gupta, have been arrested and they were granted bail. Now police is searching for the other culprits.
The accused allegedly threatened the girl, saying that she can’t cause any harm to them as they are influential persons. They themselves disclosed their names and numbers to the victim. They all were drunk.
DCP Arvind Chaweria of Zone IV (under which Kondhwa falls) said, “This was a case of burking – practice among cops who avoid filing FIRs to control the recorded crime rate. Strict action will be taken against cops responsible for not registering FIR. I will personally oversee this case and no one will be spared if found guilty.”
When AV tried to contact Amit Mukhedkar, he defended himself and said, “This news is fake and I have not attacked that girl.”
When asked him to explain his stand Amit said he is not in a mood to talk on this issue.
Many suspect that these two guys are affiliated with certain political groups.
Avid reader Remigius Dias said, “Most Indians are hypocrites of our religions and social norms. We need to be more honest with ourselves and our neighbours at work and in the neighbourhood in which we live.”