Pune man and teen boy gangrape two minor girls; one girl dies

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One of the victims who was getting treatment in a hospital slipped into coma and succumbed to injuries on Wednesday night

The Hush Post: A Pune man and a teenage boy gangraped two minor girls on Sunday. One of the rape victims, who got sustained critical injuries, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday night.

The police said on Thursday that both the victims, about 12-year-old, went to a temple in Hinjawadi area on Sunday.

There, both two accused, who live in their area, lured the girls with chocolates.

They took the girls to a secluded area where they raped them, the Hinjawadi Police said.

The accused threatened the victims with dire consequences if they revealed the incident to anyone, a report said.

Panicked girls did not inform about the incident to their families.

But, when one of them complained of severe pain then her parents took her to a hospital. The doctors found out that the girl was in trauma.

The doctors then informed the cops. The police then approached the girl’s family in the hospital on Tuesday. But the girl was unable to speak, the report said.

The girl’s family told the cops that another girl from their neighbourhood was with her on Sunday.

“When we approached the other girl, she narrated the entire incident,” a police officer said.

On her statement, the police have lodged an FIR against the two accused. The man has been identified as a 22-year-old Ganesh Nikam. The police have arrested Nikam and detained the teenage accused.

The rape victim who was undergoing treatment at the government hospital slipped into a coma and succumbed to injuries Wednesday night.

“We are waiting for the post mortem report to ascertain the exact cause of the death. Accordingly, relevant sections will be added in the case,” he said.

Nikam will be produced in a court Thursday and the minor boy will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, he said.

The police have booked the accused for rape and kidnapping. Besides, the police have also slapped relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against them.

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