Teen abducted, sold and raped in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: A 17-year-old girl from Naroda area of city was allegedly raped by a man from Juhapura regarding which a complaint was filed with Sarkhej police on Friday. The case of rape has been registered after another team of city police recovered the girl from abductors and it was revealed in her medical examination that she was eight-week pregnant.
According to police, she was raped by a man from Juhapura, Shahrukh Pathan, 28, and not by the alleged abductors to whom she was allegedly sold.
Police offices said that the victim had met the accused – an autorickshaw driver around a year ago, during which she was allegedly raped by him.
Around a fortnight ago, she met a woman from Shaherkotda who lured her with money and sold her to a man from Rajasthan identified as Suresh Prajapati. The woman from Shaherkotda along with three other aides sold her to Prajapati around 13 days back after which the victim’s sister filed a police complaint.
Shaherkotda police officers said that the accused in abduction case had taken the girl to Valsad from where they were taking her back to Ahmedabad. When they reached near Ramol toll booth on Friday morning, the girl giving an excuse of attending natural call fled from there.
Later, she called up her sister and Shaherkotda police began an investigation. As she was found pregnant, autorickshaw driver was booked under rape charges and Pocso Act.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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