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Vadodara gangrape: Both culprits arrested

Vadodara/Ahmedabad: The crime branch of Ahmedabad police on Sunday nabbed the two accused of a sensational gang-rape incident in Navlakhi area under Raopura police station in Vadodara city.

Taking cognisance of the rape of a minor girl, aged around 16 years, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Minister of State (Home) Pradipsinh Jadeja had given special instructions to the police, to arrest the culprits at the earliest.

The survivor was raped on the night of November 28 at a secluded place in Navlakhi area of Vadodara. She had gone to the area along with a youth, whom the culprits had beaten and then outraged her modesty at a secluded place in a mango orchard behind Laxmi Vilas Palace, close to the Golf Course.

A case in this regard was lodged in Raopura police station under Sections 376, 377, 363, 325 of IPC and Sections 5, 6 and 17 of the POCSO Act. Jadeja had recently visited the place of occurrence and met the family members of the victim. Police had issued sketches of the culprits and announced a reward of Rs one lakh for information about them.

Addressing a press conference, Special Police Commissioner Ajay Tomar said the culprits have been identified as Kishan K Mathasuria (28), who lived on footpath on Gangasagar road near Gurudwara in Tarsali and Jasho V Solanki (21), who lived in a slum near Tarsali crossing.

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