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Girl, 15, ‘gang raped by 33 men’ after boyfriend blackmailed her with sex video

A 15-year-old girl was reportedly gang-raped by up to 33 men on several occasions after her boyfriend blackmailed her with a sex video.

According to a senior official, the latest shocking sex attacks in India occurred in Maharashtra’s Thane district over the past eight months.

Dattatray Karale of the East region’s additional police commission stated that 24 people have been arrested and two minors detained by police in connection to this case.

The victim is currently being treated at a government hospital and is reported to be stable.

According to the Times of India, an angry crowd gathered outside the police station in which the men were being held.



The 15-year-old girl was reportedly gang-raped by up to 33 men
The 15-year-old girl was reportedly gang-raped by up to 33 men

Police in the city of Dombivli, near Mumbai, registered a case on Wednesday against 33 people. Karale says the crimes include repeated rape, gang-rape, and rape of minors.

According to Karale, the alleged offenses occurred between January 29th through September 22nd.

Karale said: “It all started when the lover of the girl raped her in January and made a video of the incident. He started blackmailing her on the basis of that video.



Despite changes to rape laws, there were still more than 28,000 reported in 2020
Despite changes to rape laws, there were still more than 28,000 reported in 2020

“Later on, his friends and acquaintances gang-raped her at least on four to five occasions at different places, including Dombivli, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale in the district.

“The victim has named 33 persons. Twenty-four people were arrested, and two minors were detained in connection to this incident. According to reports, the girl is in stable condition.”

Police are searching for further suspects while those already arrested will be remanded in custody until Wednesday, September 29.



People in India protesting a gang-rape and murder last year
People in India protesting a gang-rape and murder last year

The two minors will be remanded in custody at a children’s remand home.

India’s rape laws have been overhauled following the 2012 New Delhi gang-rape that shocked the entire world.

Jyoti, a 23 year-old physiotherapy intern was tortured, beaten and gang-raped while she traveled on a private bus along with a male friend.

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Nearly two weeks after her death, four men were executed in March 2020 for the crime.

The number of rapes continues to rise, with over 28,000 reported in 2017.

Many more are likely to go unreported because of the stigma attached and the lack of faith in authorities.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

Girl, 15, 'gang raped by 33 men' after boyfriend blackmailed her with sex video
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