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Prosecution starts final arguments in July 31 Shakti Mills gang-rape case

Friday, 7 March 2014 - 6:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The prosecution on Thursday started its final arguments in the July 31 gang rape of a telephone operator, who was allegedly violated by four men and a minor on the premises of the dilapidated Shakti Mills last year.

The prosecution held that the girl had been so scared of the entire incident that she had decided not to reveal the incident to anyone. However, it was only when she approached the police to cancel a missing complaint, which her mother had registered, she disclosed the incident to the officers, the prosecution added.

The final arguments in the case started around 12pm, where special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam informed the court that after the alleged crime, the girl and her friend went to the latter's native place for a few days. Prosecution further argued that though the defence advocate has contended that the accused have been falsely implicated in the case, the fact remains that the girl had never seen the accused prior to the incident. "So, why would she falsely implicate them, that too all five?" Nikam questioned.

The court has adjourned the matter to Friday.

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