And here we have another of it. A 22-year-old, brutally raped. The only difference is the about the rapist, that this time they were her friends. So, what was her mistake this time, that she trusted her own friends? That she hoped she would be safe with her own buddies? Was this her mistake?
The victim, she was a 22-year-old Nagpur resident interning with an IT firm in suburban Mumbai. She had recently come to the city after completing her engineering degree.
The accused have been identified, and one of them had studied engineering with the victim.
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After graduating from a Nagpur college, the woman was interning with an IT firm in Andheri. "She had taken a flat on rent in Vikhroli. I saw her off in Mumbai on August 15," her father said.
The daughter of a cop, Assistant Sub-inspector, Nagpur, was raped and murdered by two friends in Ambarnath on 4th September.
The accused Niklesh Patil along with his friend Nilesh Khobragade drove from Nagpur to Pune and they met the victim in the car. She was supposed to be dropped at Mumbai where she was living from past few months. While travelling, they decided to take stop at their friend's place Akshay Valode's Ambernath residence which was on the outskirts of Mumbai.
After Nilesh went out, the girl was raped by the accused Akshay Valode (25) and Nikhilesh Patil (24) turn by turn. She threatened them that she would complain to the police, they got scared and killed her. They later stuffed her body in a suitcase.
When Khobragade returned, they decided to leave for Goa. They dumped the suitcase in a drain line in Belagavi, a city in Karnataka. Khobragade was allegedly in the dark about the rape and murder. On reaching Goa, Khobragade questioned them about the missing bag and the woman and on learning about the rape, he threatened them to surrender in front of the police.
On their way back, Patil and Valode stopped at Ratnagiri and surrendered. Cops from Ratnagiri have registered the case and may shift it to Ambernath division's Shivaji Nagar police station. "I have not been handed over the body as it is still inside the bag," the victim's father told TOI.
"All the three accused have been arrested and handed over to the Thane police where the alleged offense took place. While Patil and Valode have been arrested for gang-rape and murder, Khobragade has been arrested for destruction of evidence," said SP, Ratnagiri, Pranay Ashok.
According to the sources, the two accused have been booked under section 376 (2)(g) (gang rape), 302 (murder), 201 (destroying evidence), and 34 (common intention) of IPC, while Khobragade in whose car the woman's body was transported has been booked for disposing the body.
Such an inhuman act by people who a lady trusts the most forces me to ask, WHERE IS A WOMAN SAFE?
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