Four youngsters under the age group of 20 to 25 have been arrested by Vakola police in Mumbai on Friday for allegedly raping a 13-year old minor girl. A 16-year old minor girl has also been arrested for taking the victim to one of the accused boy’s house. The youngsters allegedly committed the gangrape under the influence of alcohol.
According to the officials from the Vakola police station, the incident took place at the residence of Melvin D’Souza, one of the accused, at Gaondevi area in Santacruz in suburban Mumbai, on Thursday evening. D’souza had invited the victim through his 16-year-old friend at his residence for his birthday party.
Sachin Yadav, Bipin Singh and Venkat Naidu were already present at the residence of D’Souza and all are the residents of Santacruz.
According to police, all of them consumed alcohol while partying and after the victim lost her consciousness, they raped her. After returning home, victim’s private parts started paining and she informed her mother. She was immediately admitted to the VN Desai hospital in Santacruz.
"The matter come to light after the hospital authorities informed us. A case of gang rape has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act against all the accused," said Jitendra Pawar, Police Inspector, Crime of Vakola police station.
The police are investigating whether the victim’s drink was mixed with any substance to make her unconscious, which will be confirmed after the medical report.
Accused will be produced in a magistrate's court on Saturday and are currently kept under arrest.