The Hush Post: A gang of robbers shot dead a man and raped his girlfriend in Titwala, about 45 km away from Thane district in Maharashtra, The Indian Express reported on Wednesday.
The newspaper’s report stated that the couple was on their way on the man’s bike when the man stopped the bike to relieve himself. It was then that the woman was accosted by an armed man, who threatened her.
Hearing her screams, the man rushed to her rescue, but was shot multiple times. The woman was then dragged into the jungle and was raped. The assailant then snatched two mobile phones and left taking the motorcycle. The woman then rushed to the nearest village for help.
The woman was admitted to the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar for a medical examination, after which she was discharged. Her companion was declared brought dead. He has been identified as Ganesh Dinkar.
Twenty four hours after the incident, police are yet to identify the accused, even as locals claimed the road between Ambernath to Chinchpada, where the incident took place, is a known hideout for “anti-social elements”.
The case was lodged with the Ambernath police station but has been transferred to the Titwala police. Several teams of Murbad region and even the Thane rural crime branch are working on the incident.
Dinkar worked at a Chinese stall in Ambernath and the girl is from Kalyan, police said.