Mumbai: In yet another chilling incident of crime against woman in the country, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by more than 30 men over a period of nine months in Dombivli, Thane in Maharashtra.
Atleast 30 men have been arrested along with 2 juveniles. A special investigation team has been formed to probe the horrible crime.
The shocking event began in January when the girl’s friend raped her and filmed the crime. He later blackmailed the girl and repeatedly raped her. It is alleged that the accused later shared the rape video with his friends who then blackmailed the minor girl and raped her.
Later, a group of men repeatedly raped the minor girl at different spots in Dombivli, said police.
"It all started when the friend of the girl raped her in January this year. He also made a video of the criminal act. He started blackmailing her on the basis of that video. Later on, his friends and acquaintances gang-raped her at least on four to five occasions at different places, including Dombivili, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale in the district," said Dattatray Karale, Additional Commissioner of Police (East region).
The crime came to light after the victim approached the police on Wednesday. She has been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Police said the victim knew almost all alleged rapists.