An online friendship proved toxic for a 13-year-old girl from Jaipur, who was allegedly gang-raped in Kurla, Mumbai. The 13-year-old girl became friends with a youth on social media and left her home to meet him. The girl was taken to Mumbai where she was allegedly gang-raped by the accused and a minor boy.
The teen girl was an active user on social media and she met the 21-year-old on the same platform. The teen started speaking to the accused and a minor boy on social media and the two convinced her to board a bus from Jaipur.
The 13-year-old girl then left home and boarded a bus that took her to Surat. As the teenager did not have any money, the accused made a transaction through UPI and sent the money to the bus conductor. The girl was dropped in Surat, from where she was taken to Mumbai by the accused, The Times of India reported.
The 21-year-old accused, who was identified as Saif Ali Khan, and the juvenile boy allegedly gang-raped the teenager in Kurla, Mumbai.
Meanwhile, the teenager’s parents approached the cops and through technical surveillance, they managed to track her location. The girl, who was active on social media even in Mumbai was located to Kurla and was rescued on Wednesday. The cops nabbed the two accused.
A cop privy to the case said, “Since she is a minor, her will to leave home is not admissible we have registered a case of abduction and rape under appropriate sections of the IPC and POCSO Act.”