The Crime Branch has arrested one of the two men who were allegedly involved in the gangrape of a labourer near Jundal area of Ahmedabad some days ago.
The woman was also robbed of her mobile phone and cash. Crime Branch nabbed the accused after he sold the stolen mobile.
Police had been tracking the stolen phone and soon got information that it was in use again. The phone was traced to a 12-year-old boy and his father who informed the cops that they brought it for Rs300 from one Papu Hatila.
Cops nabbed Papu, who lived at one of the shelter homes in the city. Papu not only admitted to the rape but also said that his friend was also involved in the same.
Cops are on the lookout for Papu’s friend whose names cops have not given out.
What is the gangrape incident?
A 35-year-old woman who earned her living as a labourer was dragged into a bush and gangraped by two men near Jundal in the city on September 16.
The woman was first raped by one man and he then proceeded to suffocate her by stomping on her neck as the other man took his turn to rape the woman. She filed a complaint five days later after recovering from her injuries.
The woman, Rekha (name changed), a resident of Nava Vadaj had on September 16, gone to Nava Vadaj’s labour market for work with her husband.
Her husband was hired and he left for the day. As she waited for two men aged around 20 to 25 years approached her telling her they had some labour work near Jundal for which they wanted to hire her.
The three took a BRTS bus to reach Jundal circle. There they offered her tea. Then they went to an area near Vaishodevi circle where some construction work was going on.
One of the men then asked the other to get the tools so Rekha could get to work and also asked him to get his wife. As they approached a bush, he dragged her into it and raped her and his friend followed suit.
They also robbed her of Rs1300 and her mobile phone. They threatened her not to report the incident as she would be ostracized.
Rekha also suffered injuries on her neck and legs during the gangrape. Rekha somehow managed to return to the road and an old woman gave her Rs20.
She inquired about the two men at the tea stall but no one knew them. The tea stall owner offered her money to get an autorickshaw. She and her husband approached the police after she recovered from her injuries.
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