Air hostess gang-raped in Mumbai flat,1 held

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New Delhi:A 25-year-old air hostess with a leading airline was allegedly gangraped in an apartment in Mumbai on Monday. Police arrested a colleague for the assault Wednesday and according to the woman’s complaint, the room in which she was assaulted was shared by three men, and a woman was also present in the room.

A security officer of a private airline has been arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old air hostess at a flat in Andheri, Mumbai, the police said on Wednesday. Swapnil Badoniya, 23, confessed to the crime, and was sent to police custody till June 10.The alleged incident took place on Tuesday night at a flat where Badoniya lived as a paying guest along with two other men. In her complaint, the woman alleged that Badoniya’s flatmates were also involved in the assault. “We are investigating the role of the other roommates in the crime,” Senior Police Inspector Nitin Alaknure at MIDC police station said.Badodia, who too works for an airline, and the woman went out for dinner Tuesday evening and later had drinks at his flat, she told police.

As per the woman, when she woke up next morning, she realized that when she was drunk, Badodia and his friend forced themselves on her during the night.She lodged a complaint of gang rape at MIDC police station.”We registered a case of gang rape under IPC section 376 D and arrested the accused person (Badodia),” said Nitin Alaknure, senior police inspector, MIDC police station.Badodia confessed to the crime but denied the involvement of his room-mates, another police officer claimed.He was produced before a court which sent him in police custody till June 6. Further probe is on.

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