Sunday, July 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] 20-yr-old model raped in Sola, six arrested

20-yr-old model raped in Sola, six arrested

Accused beat up the girl and took away Rs 10,000 from her;
investigation has been taken over by SC/ST cell of police

Ahmedabad Mirror Bureau

Posted On Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 01:56:00 AM

Sola police have arrested Mayur, Jaydeep, Darshan, Aalap, Jitu and Meena

The Sola police on Friday arrested six people after a a 20-year-old
SCST girl from Amreli alleged that two men had raped her. Mayur
Thakore, 22, resident of Panchdhar Awas in Sola and his friend Jaydeep
had allegedly raped Geeta (name changed), 20, a model who was in the
city to look for modelling assignments. While Mayur and Jaydeep were
arrested for rape, the others were arrested for abetting the crime.
Four others who were arrested are Meena alias Kajal, Darshan Patel,
Aalap Patel, and Jitu Patel. The case has been taken over by the SC/ST
cell of police as Geeta is from Schedule Caste.

According to the complaint, Geeta used to work as a model for
Chaudhary film company in Amraiwadi. However, a few weeks ago she went
back to live with her sister in Amreli. The victim had returned to the
city last week to resume her career. She was visiting the Saibaba
Mandir near Sattadhar Crossroads when she met Meena alias Kajal, a
resident of A4 Panchdhar Awas near Sola overbridge. Meena offered to
help her find a job and provide her lodging facility till she found
something more suitable.

"Meena, a divorcee, was in a live-in relationship with Mayur. On
Friday, Meena got drunk and told Geeta that she ran a prostitution
racket. An enraged Geeta left Meena's house immediately and went to
the old high court building near Income Tax. Unknown to her Mayur and
a friend of his were following her. They intimidated her and took her
to Jitu Patel's (an auto rickshaw driver) flat in Akanksha Apartment
near Sola Overbridge," the complaint stated.

"Patel's sons Darshan, a cloth merchant and Aalap, a college student,
are apparently good friends of Mayur. Mayur and his friend took Geeta
to the flat and raped her while Darshan and Aalap waited outside."

According to the complaint, Mayur and his friend also beat her up .
When the duo left the room, Geeta called the police control room.
However, the accused found out about the call and broke her cellphone.
They also took away Rs 10,000 from the girl.

Geeta somehow escaped and sought help from women who were singing
bhajans in the society's common plot. They took Geeta to the cops who
had arrived on the spot after getting the call. They arrested Mayur.

Angry residents smashed Patel's rickshaw. "Since their mother ran away
with a builder it has been like this. This place is frequented by
anti-social elements," said Sailesh Patel, a resident of the
apartment. The residents of the society have decided to give a fresh
complaint against Jitu Patel and his sons.

SC/ST cell DySP R L Chavda visited the flat with FSL officials on
Monday and collected evidence. They recovered a bedsheet, pillow
cover, condom wrappers and porn literature. The cops, are looking for
the used condoms, which have been apparently disposed of by Meena.


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