Minor’s rape case: One more arrested

RAJKOT: One more person was arrested on Thursday night for rape of 11-year-old girl who is now eight months pregnant. Police identified the accused as Vipul Chawda (40), a resident of Babaria Colony in Rajkot.
On Wednesday night, police had arrested a blind man Vijanand Mayad (47), resident of Babaria Colony in Rajkot, and his accomplice, a 17-year-old minor boy. Apart from the duo, police investigation also found involvement of two more accused identified as Vipul Chawda and Govind, of whom Chawda has been arrested. Earlier, Nanji Javiya (67) and his neighbour Arwind Kubawat (60), both residents of Babaria Colony, were arrested for the crime on Tuesday.
The victim used to work as a maid at Nanji’s house. First Nanji and Arvind raped her and then Nanji invited Vijanand, the minor boy, Govind and Vipul to commit the crime.
The victim, who became pregnant after being raped several times, has been admitted to Janana Hospital in Rajkot in a critical condition. The doctors believe that the victim will deliver a child in three to four weeks.
“We will be taking blood sample from the foetus to match with the DNA samples of the accused to ascertain child’s father,” Mahila police station inspector P B Shapara said.

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