Mumbai Police has added the SC/ ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the accused of the Mumbai rape case, which has shocked the nation. According to the reports, the woman was raped and then beaten by a rod. After raping the woman, the accused started beating her with a rod and shoved the rod in her private parts. 

On Monday, while addressing the media, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said that charges under SC/ ST Act have been added against the accused as the victim belonged to a ‘particular community.’

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Mumbai Police Commissioner said, “Sakinaka police have added sections of SC-ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as victim belonged to SC. Police also recovered the murder weapon that the accused had used. The primary cause of death is injuries all over her body.”

He further informed that the victim died because of multiple injuries in the genitals, abdomen and various parts of the body. 

The accused was arrested by the police and has confessed his crime. He is under police custody till September 21, 2021. Police Commissioner said that the investigation in the matter would be completed within a fortnight and charge sheet would to filed within a month, police would wait for DNA reports and other chemical analysis. 

Mumbai Police chief said, “The victim and accused knew each other and they had met 4-5 times before and the victim was asking for some pending dues, which further escalated the matter and led to the attack on the victim. It seems the accused was under influence. 

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We have established the sequence of events, how the victim arrived there, how the accused reached there and then how the accused left. We have recovered the object used by the accused in the crime.”

On September 9, the police found the woman unconscious on the road near Saki Naka at 3 am, the police tracked down the body and found the woman in a pool of blood.

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