Four days after four women were gangraped in Viramgam, six accused, all members of Vela Devipujak gang, were arrested on Tuesday. During investigation, they confessed to the Viramgam crime as well as 30 more such acts in last 1.5 years. Police sources suggest that more such cases may be revealed as they investigate further.
On Thursday night, six-seven tribal families residing in a remote area in Hansalpur in Viramgam woke up to sudden chaos. These families are workers engaged in the Narmada canal work and live in temporary settlements. A gang of seven men carrying weapons and torches attacked them as soon as they came out of the huts. They held the children captive, looted the workers of their savings (Rs30,000) and then raped four of the six women.
Investigation revealed that the gang was active not only in the city but also in many areas across Gujarat. The police had deployed four teams across the state to search for the accused. Based on the gang’s modus operandi and a similar incident that had occurred in Sanand over a year back, cops were searching for the gang.
RB Brahmbhatt, Ahmedabad range IG, and Gagandeep Gambhir, DSP, Ahmedabad district, and Local Crime Branch were hard at work to solve this case. FSL officers and dog squad were also involved in investigation. Police are probing further.
Woman alleges harassment for dowry by husband, in-laws
A 35-year-old woman has lodged a complaint against her in-laws and husband for allegedly torturing her for dowry immediately after marriage.
Rita (name changed) has an MBA degree. She got married to Dhaval Mehta on November 29, 2011. According to Rita, her father M D Mehta, a retired government officer, gave valuables and ornaments worth Rs. 15 lakh as marriage gifts.
In her complaint to Ghatlodia police, Rita claimed that her husband and in-laws, including father-in-law Jagdishchandra Mehta, mother-in-law Sudha, and sister-in-law Manali, started asking for more money from her father just three days after her marriage.
Her father, a resident of Vastrapur, gave Rs95,000 on December7, 2011, to Dhaval. Not satisfied, he approached him on second day and allegedly took Rs1 lakh from MD Mehta.
Rita alleged in her complaint that her husband and in-laws threw her out of their home in Memnagar on the night of December 14, 2011, and refused to take her back. Finally, Rita approached Ghatlodia police on Monday to lodge a complaint against them.
Gold worth Rs7.2 lakh stolen from NRG
A Gujarati, who was in city for Navratri celebration, lost his bag of gold ornaments worth Rs7.28 lakh to thieves.
Naren Patel, 52, works as a manager with a Dunkin Donuts outlet in Garfield city, USA. He was staying at his house in Chandkheda.
On Monday evening, Patel had gone to K B Zaveri shop on C G Road, as he wanted to exchange ornaments.
After the purchase, Patel hung the bag of ornaments on his Activa around 7pm. When he was talking on phone, a man asked him to collect his currency notes. Patel clarified that the notes did not belong to him and continued talking. Later he noticed that the bag was missing, According to his complaint to Navrangpura police, the bag had four gold necklaces, a pendant and a gold ring.