Two minors gangraped, one succumbs to injuries

Pune: In yet another horrendous crime reported against minor girls, one rape victim died days later after she was sexually assaulted by a man and a 17-year old boy, police said today.

The two minor girls both aged around 12 years were residents of the same locality as the accused in the case. The minor girls were lured by the accused when then they went to a temple near their house in Hinjawadi area this Sunday, DC reported.

The accused took the minor girls to an isolated area and allegedly raped and threatened them with dire consequences if they reported the crime said official at Hinjawadi Police Station said.

One of the victims later complained of pain and weakness to her parents was rushed to a hospital where the doctors informed she was traumatized and slipped into the coma.

The doctors later informed the police of the incident who upon inquiry learned about another victim since the girl was not in a condition to speak.

“When we approached the other girl, she narrated the entire incident,” the official said.

Based on the girl’s statement, the police has registered a case against the two accused, one of whom has been identified as Ganesh Nikam (22) and booked him under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 363 (kidnapping), and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he added.

Meanwhile, the girl who was undergoing treatment at the government hospital succumbed to assault injuries on Wednesday night.

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

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