Two railway employees among the eight accused were arrested after their alleged involvement in the abduction and gang rape of a minor girl from Pune.
- Minor girl raped by 8 Men, including Railway staff.
- The girl suffered mental trauma after the rape and is undergoing treatment
- Railway staff and auto-driver arrested
In another shocking incident, a 14 years old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by several men for two successive days at multiple locations.
The girl was abducted on August 31 by an autorickshaw driver and then was raped by a group of people. So far, eight accused have been arrested, and the search for others is still on.
As told by the victim, the girl was waiting at Pune railway station to board the train to meet her friend late at night, but she was told that the train would be available the next day by the auto driver. He offered her to accompany him and that he would plan for her accommodation for the night.
After the kidnapping, she was raped for multiple days. The police have arrested the eight accused based on the information given by the victim. Two of the accused are Railway employees, and five of them are autorickshaw drivers.
The cops said they were investigating the girl’s missing case when they found out that she had been raped.” We found her in Pune. After recording her statement, we arrested the accused,” the deputy commissioner of police in Pune said.
The victim is kept under observation at the nearest hospital because of the mental trauma that she has suffered.
Here is What Happened
The accused took the girl to secluded areas (usually covered by trees or a lodge). The girl was also raped by the auto-rickshaw driver and even on the premises of the railway station.”
To keep the victim’s mum, the suspects threatened to harm her family members and continued the sexual abuse,” as reported by the Indian express.
Considering the alleged involvement of two railway employees in the crime, the railway administration has suspended the two staff. Divisional Railway Manager of Pune Renu Sharma said the administration is cooperating with the police in the case.
“A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC (IPC (Indian Penal Code)) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)Act,” said the Wanwadi police station senior inspector Deepak Lagad.
This case has shocked many people because of the involvement of public transport employees doing such heinous crimes. Who can we trust now? If The ones who take care of our safe journey are doing such crime, then can we as women travelers dream of a safe journey?
The rape cases in Pune are rising day by day. Some months back, the police arrested a 37-year-old man from Pimpri Chinchwad who raped a seven-year-old girl on 24, September 2018 and was on the run in Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad. On September 24, the victim’s mother filed an FIR at the police station.
Against an unknown person for kidnapping her daughter. Three days later, the girl’s perished body was found on the open ground of Hindustan Antibiotics in Pimpri.
The girl was found dead, and the post-mortem report confirmed that she was raped before the murder. Pune alone has witnessed over 100 child rape cases in 6 months.
This type of rape has happened many times before. Railways should take strict action against such employees. The lack of CCTV cameras and social awareness that this could happen to anyone is the weakest point of any victim who goes through sexual harassment in public places.
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