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2 More Arrested For Raping 15-Yr-Old Girl Near Mumbai; 28 Held So Far

Mumbai: Thane’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested two more people from Navi Mumbai in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl.

With this, the number of arrested persons has gone up to 26, while two minors have already been detained.

The girl was allegedly gang-raped several times over a period of eight months in the Thane district. The alleged incidents took place between January 29 and September 22 this year at various places including Dombivli, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale. Police said that the victim has named 33 accused. Also Read: Dombivili Gang Rape: No Political Connection Found, Says Maha Police

“Police have arrested two more persons in this case. Both of them were nabbed from Navi Mumbai on Thursday night, with one of them being caught from the Rabale node. So far, 26 persons have been arrested and two minors detained. Search is on for the remaining accused,” the official said.

The prime accused in the case has already been arrested, he said.

Based on the girl’s complaint, the Manpada police in Dombivli have registered a case against 33 persons under IPC sections 376 (rape), 376 (n) (repeated rape), 376 (d) (gang-rape), 376 (3) (rape on a woman under sixteen years of age) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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