19-Year-Old Girl From Aurangabad Gang Raped in Chembur

The girl was living in Mumbai with her brother and a zero FIR has been filed against 4 people.

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In a shocking incident that has come to light, a 19-year-old girl from Aurangabad was gang-raped in Chembur. The incident took place on July 7 when the girl had come to Mumbai to celebrate her birthday. While she was returning home, 4 strangers approached her and started torturing her. 

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The girl was later drugged and raped. After she regained her consciousness, she did not tell anybody about the incident and left for Aurangabad. Gradually her health started taking a toll as she started skipping her meals. Her parents admitted her to a hospital where they came to know that she was sexually assaulted. 

Her parents filed a complaint in Jalgaon district near Aurangabad but they rejected it as the complaint should be filed near the location where the crime took place. Chunabhatti Police station has registered a zero First Information Report (FIR) case against 4 unidentified accused and the investigation is underway. 

Crime cases against women have experienced a spike in the city. According to data released by Praja Foundation which is a compilation of many RTI queries, there have been over 432 cases of rape registered between 2013-14 whereas there were 792 cases registered between 2017-19. 1209 and 2358 cases have been registered for molestation in the year 2013-14 and 2017-19 respectively. The maximum number of rape cases have been registered in South Mumbai and since 2013 there has been an increase by over 172 per cent, whereas, suburbs have experienced a rise by over 186 per cent in molestation cases in 5 years.   

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