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Woman gangraped in Thane, two youths arrested


Thane, May 24: A 24-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by two youths in Kalwa area of the district, police said today. The victim, who separated from her husband about four years back, was sleeping at home in Jaibhim Nagar of Kalwa along with her two children on Sunday night.

The two youths - Vikas alias Ambadas Awhad (21) and Vishal Gopichand Telore (20) - barged into her house in the wee hours yesterday at around 1.15 AM, Kalwa police station sub-inspector S M Dhadve said.


They allegedly pulled her out of the house at knife-point and then took turns to rape her, he said. Prior to the offence, the accused threatened the woman that they would slit her throat and kill her two children if she resisted their move, he said, quoting the complaint filed by the victim.

Based on the complaint, the two accused -- one of them a newspaper vendor -- were arrested yesterday, police said. The duo has been booked under sections 376(d), 452, 506(2) and 323 of the IPC, he said.

The accused were produced in a local court which remanded them in police custody till May 28, Dhadve added.


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