Photojournalist gangraped in Mumbai

Fri Aug 23 2013, 09:15 hrs
A 23-year-old photojournalist on assignment was allegedly gangraped on Thursday (August 22) by unidentified men inside the compound of the abandoned textile mill in central Mumbai, police said.  The incident took place at around 8 PM near Shakti Mills in Lower Parel area when the 23-year-old woman, working with an English magazine, was on an assignment, doing a story on  'chawl', they said.  Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
A 23-year-old photojournalist on assignment was allegedly gangraped on Thursday (August 22) by unidentified men inside the compound of the abandoned textile mill in central Mumbai, police said.
The incident took place at around 8 PM near Shakti Mills in Lower Parel area when the 23-year-old woman, working with an English magazine, was on an assignment, doing a story on 'chawl', they said.
Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The victim was with a male colleague when two men at the gate of Shakti Mills allegedly told them that they needed permission of senior officials to take pictures of a section of the compound.  Drawing a similarity with the infamous December 16 gangrape case in Delhi, the men tied up the victim's friend and raped the woman.  Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The victim was with a male colleague when two men at the gate of Shakti Mills allegedly told them that they needed permission of senior officials to take pictures of a section of the compound.
Drawing a similarity with the infamous December 16 gangrape case in Delhi, the men tied up the victim's friend and raped the woman.
Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The statement of the victim's friend has been recorded and sketches of the culprits are being prepared, police said. They claimed the victim has identified two of the accused by their names. The girl told police that two of them were calling each other as Rupesh and Sajid, they said, adding that some drug addicts have been picked up from the area for  questioning.  Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The statement of the victim's friend has been recorded and sketches of the culprits are being prepared, police said. They claimed the victim has identified two of the accused by their names. The girl told police that two of them were calling each other as Rupesh and Sajid, they said, adding that some drug addicts have been picked up from the area for questioning.
Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The victim has been admitted to Jaslok Hospital.  Preliminary reports suggested that she has sustained multiple  internal injuries, police said. Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
The victim has been admitted to Jaslok Hospital. Preliminary reports suggested that she has sustained multiple internal injuries, police said.
Police investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
 Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil visited the  victim at Jaslok hospital. "This is a very serious matter. We have taken note of it. The accused will be arrested soon," Patil told reporters outside the hospital. He said Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh has been directed to ensure that the culprits are arrested soon.  In this picture, policemen investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil visited the victim at Jaslok hospital. "This is a very serious matter. We have taken note of it. The accused will be arrested soon," Patil told reporters outside the hospital.
He said Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh has been directed to ensure that the culprits are arrested soon.
In this picture, policemen investigating at Shakti Mills in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

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