In another heinous act, that will give anyone a strong shiver happened in Maharashtra's Sangli where an eight-month pregnant woman was allegedly gang-raped by 8 men. The incident took place in Tasgaon area in Maharashtra's Sangli on July 31. According to reports, the 20-year-old woman, along with her hotelier husband, had gone to a Turchi Phata in Tasgaon for a business meeting.
An official of Tasgaon police station told IANS that the hotelier and his wife were on the lookout to hire a couple for their hotel business. The victim was robbed and raped by a waiter and his friends, while her husband was beaten up.
According to a complaint registered by the woman, one of the accused, Mukund Mane, call her husband to Turchi Phata claiming that he knew of someone who would be willing to take that job and asked him to bring Rs. 20,000 as an advance payment for them.
However, when the duo reached the location, Mane and his friend started beating them with the pipes and sticks. Then the robbed the cash and gold ornaments from the couple. After all this, they tied up the man in their vehicle and then allegedly gang-raped the woman.
The attackers warned them against informing the police claiming "they were locally very influential and nobody would listen to them". Although, the couple later managed to reach the Tasgaon police station and registered a complaint. The woman has named four of the eight accused - Mukund Mane, Sagar, Javed Khan and Vinod in her complaint. Still, after nearly 48 hours after the incident, the police are yet to make arrests.
Speaking on the matter, Maharashtra State Commission for Women Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar has written to the Sangli Superintendent of Police to personally look into the case and submit a detailed report on the case.