The entire state, including Mumbai, was stunned by the inhumane treatment of women in the Sakinaka area of Mumbai. The woman was sexually abused inhumanely. The victim died in the incident. This incident has again raised the issue of women’s safety. A few days after the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, a shocking incident took place in the Boisar area of Palghar district near Mumbai.
An 11-year-old boy had an affair with a five-year-old girl in an area under Boisar Police Station in Palghar taluka on Monday night. A case under the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Act (POSCO) has been registered against the minor accused at the Boisar police station following a complaint lodged by the girl’s relatives, sources said. The accused is 11 years old. The girl has been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Currently, her condition is stable. As the accused is a minor, he will be produced before the Juvenile Court, said Kadam, a police inspector at Boisar police station.
Meanwhile, the incidence of violence against women seems to have increased as the lockout has eased. In the seven-month period from January to July this year, 550 rape cases have been registered in Mumbai. About 1100 cases of molestation were registered. This is clear from the Mumbai Police statistics.
Rape of a minor girl in Ulhasnagar
Last week, a 15-year-old girl was raped on a skywalk near Ulhasnagar railway station. The accused locked the girl overnight and sexually assaulted her. Railway police have arrested Shrikant Gaikwad (30) in the case.