Indian police arrest 28 for gang-raping a girl for ‘9 months’
Published: 11:31 AM, 24 September 2021
Police in the city of Mumbai, India have arrested 28 people in connection to the alleged rapes.
According to local media reports, Indian police are investigating a case where a 15-year-old girl was “repeatedly gang-raped for around nine months”, which began in January.
BBC, citing a local media, reported that the entire incident began when the girl’s boyfriend raped her and filmed the incident. Later, he and his friends reportedly “used the recording to blackmail her into having sex with them”.
The police authorities said the gang-rapes took place in different suburbs of Mumbai, including Dombivili, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale.
According to India’s news outlet NDTV, the girl finally reported the case to the police on Wednesday night. She named 33 attackers in total and she “knew almost all of them”.
It is to be mentioned that India has introduced tough laws to deal with crimes of sexual nature since the most discussed case of the 2012 bus gang-rape of a woman dubbed Nirbhaya, which led to global outrage, however, such incidents of rape has remained a serious problem, despite the increased scrutiny.
India’s National Crime Records Bureau recorded 28,046 rape cases or nearly 77 cases a day in 2020.
Source: BBC, NDTV