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MUMBAI RAPE CASE: Women brutally raped and tortured, dies in hospital

MUMBAI: In a horrific incident which reminded us of the 20212 ‘Nirbhaya’ case, a 32-year-old woman, who was brutally raped in a stationary tempo in the Sakinaka area of Mumbai on Friday, succumbed to her injures on Saturday.

The victim died, almost 36 hours after being sexually assaulted and lacerations to her private parts with a sharp object.

Acting on some leads, accused Mohan Chauhan (45) was arrested by the Sakinaka Police early on Friday under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 376 (rape).

The police rushed to the spot after they received a call about a man beating up a woman at Khairani Road in Sakinaka. They found the woman lying in a pool of blood and took her to the Rajawadi Hospital, where doctors said she was sexually assaulted.

The incident caused a wave of outrage. the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Saturday it has taken suo moto cognisance of the crime and will start a probe into the crime.

Rekha Sharma, the NCW chairperson, said that the commission will also extend help to the victim’s family. “It’s sad to know that the victim of #mumbai brutal rape has lost the battle. Police has failed to arrest the accuseds. @NCWIndia has taken up suo motu and would like to urge @CPMumbaiPolice to immediately arrresr all the culprits and extend all the assistance to family,” Sharma also tweeted.

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