Nashik: Cop rapes 15-year-old mentally disabled girl

In what is seen as a horrific reminder of the 2005 Marine drive rape case, yet another cop from Mumbai Police is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. The incident took place in Mokhada village of Dindori Tehsil in Nashik district.

Accused Gorakh Shekhre is a police constable (Buckle no.09-5978) attached to Byculla Police station in Mumbai. It is alleged that he lured the minor and raped her in an isolated spot.

Accused Shekhre has been arrested under Section 376 and sections of POSCO. Shekhre was presented before a holiday court in Nashik and has been remanded to police custody till April 7.

Parents of the victim also claim that the girl has some mental difficulties. Relatives are alleging that the police were initially dragging their feet to register a case as the accused is a cop. Parents also allege that the girl was asked difficult questions before registering a case.