A 15-year-old girl from a village under Khapa police station of Saoner tehsil was caught in a love trap and raped by seven persons including her boyfriend. Indecent photos and videos of the girl were made and circulated on WhatsApp groups of friends. While the other five accused showed the photo and pressured her to have physical relations. Khapa police have registered a case against 12 persons.
The accused has been identified as Dheeraj Hiwarkar, Vedant Awte Golu Likhar, Vikas Hedau, Lucky Dharma, all were Resident of khapa.
Dheeraj Hiwarkar, a young man of the village, cheated the victim by having an affair with her. On March 2, he took her to a secluded house near his house and had physical relations with her. He conspired to defame her by posting her obscene photos and videos on social media. Through that he used to blackmail her and torture her physically and mentally.
Based on that he threatened her and then asked his other friends Nikhil Dhande, Gaurav Khubalkar, Sushil Dharman to have physical relations. When she refused, he threatened to show her photo in the village.
Within a few days, accused Dheeraj and Golu Likhar forced her to have physical relations with their village friends Vikas Hedau, Vicky Likhar, Snehal Surkar and Prannoy Tekade. All the above accused circulated the obscene photos of the girl on WhatsApp group.
The accused also threatened to show the photos to the father if they did not have physical relations. As 12 youths of the village demanded physical relations, the mental condition and health of the victim deteriorated.
Her mother then took her to the hospital. As her condition was not improving, her mother questioned her seriously. She informed her mother about repeated gang.
The accused youth were absconding and the local police and crime branch are searching for them.