Mumbai, October 06: In a very bizarre incident, man invited a 15 year old girl on his birthday and then raped her with the help of his cousin and friend. Both accused and minor became friends on social networking website facebook and were constantly in touch with each other over the past two or three months.
The case was registered at Kopri police station on October 5 while the incident happened on September 30. The three accused have been identified as Kaustubh Chavan (21), Deepali Ahire (25), and Mandar (30). Police arrested all the accused by Tuesday afternoon.
Providing further information in the the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone V) VB Chandanshive said the accused Kaustubh Chavan and the minor girl who was just 15 years old were friends on Facebook. Both decided to meet on Sept 30 on the pretext of Chavan’s birthday. The accused picked the girl from Thane west and went to Skywalk to meet the friend and cousin of accused for the celebrations.
From the skywalk, all the four went to a chawl in Kopri where Chavan and Mandar raped the minor, while his cousin Deepali Ahire watched. After raping the girl, Chavan dropped the girl to her home.
Later in the evening, the girl complained of stomach ache to her family who then took her to a doctor. The doctor revealed that she had been raped. A complaint was then registered by the girl’s parents and the were arrested from their respective residences in Thane. All the three have been booked under Sections 376 (D) (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 363 (A) (kidnapping) and 34 (acts done by several persons with the furtherance of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.