A 16 year old minor jumped out of an auto after she was raped by an autorickshaw driver after being abducted from MIDC area of Mahape ( Navi Mumbai). She is a resident of Digha and an orphan, she lives with her grandmother. After completing her school, she started working in a company at Mahape.

Right after she realised that he could be taking her somewhere to get her killed, she jumped out of the auto and suffered injuries, assuming it to be an accident and nothing more, the people gathered around took her to the hospital and then to the police station. Upon gaining consciousness, she narrated the incident.

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It happened when she was searching for an auto after her work near MIDC at 7 pm on Friday, an auto-driver offered her a lift, it was the same auto she boarded the previous day to reach home and upon seeing the known face, she agreed to board the same auto.

Knowing the office timings and place, he got one step closer to the crime.

In between the trip, he took her near a forest area and raped her. He asked her not to reveal anything and that he would drop her home.
As soon as she jumped while he was taking a U-turn at a signal, the driver fled from the scene.

“The driver is from Solapur and stays in a rented house in Digha. The girl remembered the registration number of his auto and we reached out to its owner who gave the driver’s name and address” an officer from Rabale MIDC police station said.

The driver went to his home and ran. He has a pregnant wife and 2 kids, after the incident he is nowhere to be found but he called his friend’s wife to check if the police have arrived and since then his phone is off.

Though the girl is stable now, the accused is yet to be caught.

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