Maha govt forms SIT to probe Buldhana ashram rape case

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the rape of a 13-year-old student at an ashram school in Khamgaon tehsil of Buldhana district.

Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Satish Mathur said that 11 accused have been arrested so far in connection with this case.

“SIT has been formed to probe the incident. We have taken action immediately after being informed by the local sarpanch,” Mathur told the media here.

“13 people have been identified of which 11 have been arrested and search for the other two is underway. At this stage, it seems that one person has been involved. The victim has named one person. The investigation is underway,” he added.

Mathur further said several staff members of the school have also been arrested for not bringing this incident to the notice of the police.

“The school is closed today. We will collect more information from the students and other officials once the school reopens,” he added.

As per reports, the untoward incident took place last night.

The accused include president, secretary and joint secretary of the private boarding school, which is 450 kilometers from Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik has demanded the ouster of Tribal Minister Vishnu Sawra and Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde for alleged negligence towards tribals.

He has also demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for the alleged apathy towards tribals.

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