Ground Report | New Delhi: Maharashtra: Minor hit with hammer; A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped and attacked with a hammer by a man in the area adjacent to Ulhasnagar railway station in Maharashtra’s Thane district. A Railway Police official said on Sunday that the incident happened on Friday night.
“The girl was walking along with her two friends on the skywalk at Ulhasnagar railway station on her way home from Shirdi when Gaikwad suddenly came there and forcibly removed her dupatta. Later, he attacked her on the head with a hammer. He also threatened her. Granted that he will harm his friends if they come to his rescue,” said the railway police officer.
According to the police, the incident took place on Friday night when the accused, identified as Shrikant Gaikwad (30), a labourer, met the victim, a teenager, along with two of his friends, and was later forcibly removed. Gave. Gaikwad then hit him on the head with a hammer and threatened his friends when he called for help. (Maharashtra: Minor hit with hammer, raped in Ulhasnagar)
Police said Gaikwad allegedly took her to a hut and raped her. Seeing the opportunity, the victim tried to run away from the spot, then he caught her and beat her up. In the early hours of Saturday, the teenager managed to escape and reached home. After a complaint was registered with the police, a special team was formed and Gaikwad was arrested from Shri Ram Chowk area of Ulhasnagar on Saturday night.
GRP’s DCP MM Makarandar told that the accused was produced in the local court, from where he was sent to police custody till Tuesday. Police revealed that the victim has suffered head injuries and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ulhasnagar.
The incident comes after another brutal rape case came to light in Mumbai, in which a 34-year-old woman was raped and brutally thrashed with a rod by a man inside a stable tempo in Sakinaka area on Friday.
He died in the hospital in the early hours of Saturday during treatment. The accused was arrested within a few hours of the incident. Maharashtra Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey expressed concern over the cases. “There have been rapes and murders of minor girls in Maharashtra in the last few days and the police should investigate them at the earliest, arrest the culprits and file a charge sheet within 60 days,” he said.