A 32-year-old woman was allegedly raped by four persons near a railway track in suburban Kurla on Monday. All four accused have been arrested by the police. According to the police the incident took place around 11 pm near the Harbour Line rail track in Sable Nagar locality late on Monday night when the victim, a resident of Worli, was finding a way to reach the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Kurla area.
After reaching there, she asked a passerby for directions to LTT and followed him on the Harbour Line route. Later the woman mid-way went to relieve herself in the bushes at that time, two men who were consuming drugs in the bushes allegedly attacked the victim and raped her.
A police officer said, later two other men, who were passing by on a two-wheeler, stopped at the spot and also allegedly raped and also robbed the victim of Rs 3,000 and snatched her ‘mangalsutra’ worth around Rs 25,000 before letting her go.
The victim somehow managed to walk some distance where she met a woman who helped to approached Nehru Nagar police. Based on the victim’s statement the police arrested all the four accused within hours of the crime.
The arrested accused persons have been identified as Shrikant Bhogle, Sonu Tiwari, Nilesh Baraskar and Siddharth Wagh. From the four accused, three of the accused were arrested from Kurla, whereas Wagh was caught from Vikhroli.
Police have booked all the accused under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural sex), 354 (assault).