#Mumbai -Spot boy poses as film financier, promises jr artiste roles, rapes her #Vaw #Wtfnews


RAPE

Nitasha Natu TNN

Mumbai: The Goregaon police arrested spot boy Mustafa Khan (23), who posed as a film financier and conned a junior artiste into having a physical relationship with him by promising her movie roles and money.
Khan, who was at large for since more than a month, was arrested on Sunday and booked for rape.
The victim (22), who lives in Vashi, has a two-year-old daughter. Her husband, a driver, is bedridden for the last six months after he was injured in an accident.
As the victim was looking for work, a fellow artiste, Kundan Singh, told her about an audition at Motilal Nagar in Goregaon (W) on December 10, 2012. The duo went there and met Khan. “He introduced himself as the film financier. When the victim told Khan about her domestic problems, and he promised to cast her in his film and lend her Rs 50,000,” said inspector G Rekulwad.
As they weren’t called in for the audition, Singh left, but Khan kept the victim engaged in a conversation and later forced her to get intimate with him.
The victim claimed Khan got intimate with her on five different occasions in Motilal Nagar. Thereafter, whenever she called Khan for work and the money, he made excuses. On realizing that she was used, the victim lodged a first information report against Khan on January 16, 2013.
“Khan had no fixed residence and his mobile number was registered on a bogus address. Khan was nabbed from Wadala on the basis of his mobile phone location,” Rekulwad said. The police found that the room in Motilal Nagar belongs to a tailor.
The police will make an application to the Borivli court, requesting Khan’s police custody. He is currently in judicial custody.

 

#Mumbai- Rapist’s friends threaten his victim with gang rape #Vaw #WTfnews


Minor’s female neighbour, who allegedly helped the accused kidnap and rape her in November, is threatening her parents; neighbour’s friend “strips and urinates” in front of victim’s house

January 08, 2013
MUMBAI
Shiva Devnath, Mid Day

A 12-year-old girl raped after being kidnapped a month ago is now under threat from the rapist’s friends. The people harassing her now had helped the key accused a month ago to kidnap and rape her, the victim’s parents said.

Goregaon rape victim

The minor’s neighbour, Karina, allegedly threatened her parents that their daughter would be made to go through the same violence again. “I will kidnap your girl again if you don’t leave here,” the neighbour reportedly told the victim’s parents, who live at Ram Mandir Road in Ghatkopar (W). “This time, your girl will be gang-raped by more than a dozen men,” she reportedly said. Karina also threatened the child, saying that what had happened to her was just a “trailer” of more ghastly things to come.

Karina’s associate Iqbal, also accused of threatening the girl, strips and urinates in front of the 12-year-old’s house every now and then, her harried parents said. On November 26, Karina and Iqbal introduced the 12-year-old girl to the rape accused Budharam Chaudhary (30). They asked her to go with him in an autorickshaw, tempting her by saying that he would give her things like food and new clothes.

The unsuspecting girl agreed to go with the accused. But Chaudhary kidnapped her and took her to Rajasthan. Unable to find her, the minor’s family registered a missing complaint with the Goregaon police station the next day. Her mother told the police that the last time she saw her daughter was with Karina and Iqbal.

Police then detained the two, who confessed that they had ‘sold’ the child to Chaudhary and did not know of their whereabouts. Cops tracked down the address of one Budharam Chaudhary, who lived at Nalasopara and hailed from Rajashtan. Since he was not at home, officers picked up his elder brother and other relatives for investigation.

The kin told the police that Budharam was in Rajasthan. Finally, he was spotted at Borivli station, along with the girl, on December 9. He was arrested and the victim was rescued. Chaudhary had raped her over five times in the 12 days after he kidnapped her, medical reports stated.

Police sources said that Karina would often trade the minor with other men in flesh trade. She would lure her with money, and sell her to solicitors. She and Iqbal have not been arrested despite their role in our daughter’s rape, the 12-year-old’s parents said. Chaudhary is in police custody.

Senior Police Inspector of Goregaon police station Arun Jadhav said, “Earlier, we had registered a missing complaint, but after investigations, filed a kidnapping case. The accused, had who fled to Rajasthan, was arrested a few days later from Borivli in December. That is when we registered a rape case, as the medical reports had confirmed it.” He added, “If the victim is being harassed and threatened by aides of the key accused, we will investigate the matter and arrest them.”

#Mumbai-Your face does not merit a rape FIR #Vaw #WTFnews


Your face does not merit a rape FIR , says lady cop to victim

The bizarre reason a lady cop gave the victim before refusing to lodge FIR against her former live-in partner

December 29, 2012
MUMBAI
Akela, Mid day

“Tumhara chehra rape ka FIR karne layak nahin hain.” A woman who turned to the cops to lodge an FIR against a man who had duped her into a live-in relationship was turned away by a female police officer on the pretext of this bizarre rationale.

Rekha

The cop went on to sanctimoniously tell her that if she had truly loved the man who wronged her, she wouldn’t lodge a complaint against him, but would marry another man and live happily ever after.

Santosh Sharma
Victim and accused: Rekha (Top) and Santosh Sharma. Pics/Nimesh Dave

Before receiving such pearls of wisdom from the female cop, the complainant had even been told by a senior inspector that there was “no point” in lodging a rape case.

Rekha, (name changed) a 28-year-old resident of Malad, had moved in with her boyfriend after he promised he would marry her.

After he dumped her unceremoniously and married another woman years later, she turned to the police. For four consecutive days, police officers refused to register an FIR, saying ‘saheb chhutti par hain.”

She then met Senior Inspector Subhash Dafle, who also refused to register an FIR and assured her that all would be fine in a few days.

“Dafle told me, ‘Rape ka FIR karne me koi fayda nahin hai. Char din me sab theek ho jayega. Rapist to Goregaon- Malad me chhipa nahin hai ki use pakad layein (There is no use filing an FIR for rape. Everything will be fine in four days. It’s not like the rapist is lurking in Goregaon or Malad that we can catch him),” said Rekha.

Faced with the blunt refusal of cops, Rekha approached the Borivli Magistrate Court on December 15 with the help of lawyer Ashok Yadav.

The court then passed an order asking that an FIR be registered against Santosh Sharma under Sections 376, 406, 420 and 498 (A) of the IPC for dowry, rape, cheating and breach of trust.

But even the court’s order couldn’t convince the cops to take action.

The honourable court passed an order asking the police to register an FIR on the same day, but Kurar police turned a deaf ear. They aren’t even obeying the court’s order,” said Yadav.

Armed with the court order, Rekha met officer Jyoti Bhopale with the court order. But instead of registering the FIR, Bhopale started giving her some unsolicited advice, replete with veiled insults.

“She told me, ‘Tumhara chehra rape ka FIR karne layak nahin hai. Agar tum usse sachcha pyar karti to uske khilaf complaint nahin karti. Jao kisi aur se shadi kar lo aur khush raho (Your face doesn’t merit a rape FIR. If you loved him truly, you would not lodge a complaint against him. Go marry someone else and stay happy,” said an outraged Rekha.

False promises
Rekha met Santosh Sharma (30) at a garment shop in 2006 and they soon became friends. They started living together. Sharma even introduced Rekha to his family as his ‘wife’. Sharma would give Rekha Rs 8,000 every month. Rekha would even give part of her salary to Sharma’s father. In 2009, Sharma went abroad for a job. He then started distancing himself from Rekha, and stopped communicating with her. When he was confronted, he refused to tie the knot with her, saying that he couldn’t do so as he was a heart patient.

“Sharma told me, ‘Main heart ka patient hun isliye shadi nahin kar sakta,’” said Rekha.

In March, Rekha went to Sharma’s native district in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. She was shocked when police officers and villagers told her that Sharma had married another woman.

Sharma’s father Guru Dayal Sharma told Rekha that since she couldn’t pay him Rs 2.5 lakh in cash and give four tolas of gold, he made his son marry another woman. “Santosh swore on his mother’s life that he didn’t know me,” said Rekha.

The other side
In spite of repeated attempts, Senior Inspector Dafle of Kurar police station could not be reached for comment. “I am not aware about the court order, but I will look in to the

Appeal for acid attack victim Aarti Thakur


AKHIL BHARATIYA JANWADI MAHILA SANGHATA

(All India Democratic Women’s Association)

MUMBAI DISTRICT COMMITTEE

E5, Ensa Hutments, Mahapalika Marg (Next to Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh), Mumbai 1. Tel: 65286823

APPEAL

Many of you would have read about the brutal acid attack on 22 year old AARTI THAKUR on 31st January at Goregaon station. This was the third attack since November 2011, the first two being cases of slashing and stabbing, both with the intention to inflict grievous injury and severely intimidate her. Aarti lives with her mother, Seema and younger sister, Pooja. Aarti was the only one holding a job at the time of her attack. She had joined a private firm in Goregaon as a receptionist in January and is too new in this job to be entitled to any financial support. Her mother has been unable to rejoin her work in the past two months as she has been trying to protect Aarti, including shift out of their Malwani rental accommodation to Nalasopara.

Aarti is a victim of gross negligence by the police which failed to take cognizance of the first attack of slashing that took place in Malwani. Even as the crimes are being investigated, the immediate need is for a fund for Aarti’s immediate and long term treatment and surgeries. We visited Aarti in the hospital on February 3rd. We learnt that she needs to undergo her first surgery immediately as the burns are fairly deep. Some friends have already contributed which we handed over on the 5th February.

The Akhil Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Sanghatana (AIDWA), Mumbai District Committee, appeals to all concerned citizens to support Aarti and her family and contribute towards a fund for her treatment. If you wish to make a contribution, please contact us on the mobile numbers given below. We also urge you to share this appeal with your friends and encourage them to contribute to this cause.

Sonya Gill Sugandhi Francis

Secretary, Secretary,

Maharashtra State Committee Mumbai District Committee

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