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Woman photographer allegedly gang-raped in Mahalaxmi area in Mumbai

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Working for a city magazine, the woman had gone for an assignment to Shakti Mills compound near Famous Studio around 6 pm.

A woman photographer was allegedly gang-raped by a few men in Mahalaxmi area in Mumbai on Thursday evening.

Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil told dna that the government had taken serious note of this and that they will do everything possible to nab the culprits.

Working for a city magazine, the woman had gone for an assignment to Shakti Mills compound near Famous Studio at around 6 pm. She was accompanied by a male colleague. It is not clear whether he was a journalist as well.

According to initial reports, the two visited the mill to take photographs. They were then told by a group of five men that they would require permission to take pictures. On this pretext, the duo was taken to a room where the male colleague was tied up and the girl raped.

The Shakti Mills compound is infamous for drug addicts. The girl reached Jaslok Hospital at Peddar Road at around 10 pm. Hospital authorities who treated her informed the NM Joshi Marg police about the case.

It is still unclear how the girl reached the hospital. The identity and number of men who violated her is not immediately clear. Police teams have reached the spot and are investigating the case. Three drug addicts have been picked up for questioning.

Three days ago, a US woman was also attacked by an unidentified man in a first class ladies compartment between Marine Lines and Charni Road station.

Source: DNA Mumbai

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