Shakti Mills gangrape convict and aide held for stabbing man
A convict in the 2013 Shakti Mills gangrape case in Mumbai and his associate were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing and injuring a man in Mumbai over drugs, a police official said. Crime Branch sleuths nabbed Akash Jadhav, 25, the gangrape convict, and his aide Ankit Arun Naik, 25, from Dombivali in neighboring Thane city.
What happened between the accused and the victim?
Jadhav attacked a man in suburban Bandra on February 27, the police official said. "The victim was stabbed with a knife, leaving him grievously injured," he said. Jadhav's aide had demanded mephedrone drug from the victim which led to a scuffle between the trio and later the stabbing. The injured man is undergoing treatment at a civic-run hospital in Sion.
What happened at Shakti Mills in 2013?
Jadhav was a minor when he was apprehended along with four others for raping a photojournalist in Shakti Mills in Central Mumbai in August 2013. He was subsequently convicted by the Juvenile Justice Board and spent two years at a correctional center before being released.
A case has been registered against the two
An offense under IPC Sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) was registered at the Bandra Police Station. Acting on specific inputs, sleuths of the Unit-9 of the Mumbai Crime Branch tracked down the duo and arrested them on Wednesday evening, the official said.
The accused to be produced before a court
"Since his release from detention, Jadhav has been involved in criminal activities and also formed his own gang," the police official said. "Jadhav and Naik will be produced before a court on Thursday," the official added.