Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackreytermed the rape and murder of a woman in Mumbai's Sakinaka as a blot on humanity and promised a fast-track trial in the matter. Thackeray said on Saturday that the culprit would be punished severely.The matter will be heard expeditiously and the victim will get justice. The Chief Minister said that he has discussed the matter with State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil and Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale. According to IANS, the National Commission for Women has also taken cognizance of the incident amid outrage in the state against the rape incident. Women's Commission chairperson Rekha Sharma has termed it as a barbaric incident.
BJP targets Uddhav government
Meanwhile, the BJP has surrounded the Maha Vikas Aghadi government on the issue of women's safety, demanding the death penalty for the rape accused. Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Devendra Fadnavis said the matter should be heard in a fast track court. Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Pravin Darekar blamed the state government for the incident.
Woman victim of Nirbhaya-like cruelty dies in Mumbai
A woman, who became a victim of rape and the ghastly of inserting iron rods in her private parts in Mumbai's suburban Sakinaka, succumbed to her injuries in the early hours of Saturday while undergoing treatment at a municipal hospital here. An official said the woman had suffered serious injuries to her private parts and had lost a lot of blood in the accident. She was fighting for her life at Rajawadi Hospital since early Friday. He told that after raping the woman and brutally assaulting her with an iron rod, the accused also stabbed her with a knife.
The incident came to light in the early hours of Friday when the police received a call about a man attacking a woman on Khairani Road in Sakinaka, the official said. Police reached the spot where they found the woman covered in blood. After this, he was admitted to Rajawadi Hospital. During the investigation, it emerged that the woman was raped inside an auto parked on the roadside and her body and private parts were mercilessly hit with iron rods, the official said. The police also found traces of blood in the auto. On the basis of CCTV footage, police arrested the accused Mohan Chauhan after a few hours and registered a case against him.