Mumbai: A gruesome act of raping a minor 13-year-old girl was recorded by a 57-year-old man who allegedly raped her and later circulated the video among his friends told the J J Marg police
The accused, Afzal Qureshi a resident of Mumbai runs a video game parlor in the south of Mumbai. He reportedly raped the minor after he saw her playing near his shop.
According to the J J Marg police official, “Qureshi started the video camera on his mobile phone and forced himself on the girl. The accused even threatened her with dire consequences if she spoke to anyone about the incident.”
The officer said the victim’s family was not aware of the crime until they learned it from someone. The victim’s family then registered a case against the accused on 4 November after seeing the recorded video. The Police is yet to know the date of the crime committed.
“Qureshi sent it to his friends and he kept the memory card of the phone inside a drawer in his shop. A local resident who needed the memory card started looking for it in the shop in Qureshi’s absence. He found it and inserted it into his phone,” said an officer, adding that it was after the person saw the video, he showed it to the girl’s parents.
The accused Qureshi is absconding since then and according to sources, he was hiding in a mosque in Uttarakhand after he committed the crime. Accused is survived by two children and a wife. The police team has recently traced his location and caught him.
The Police says they have checked the passenger lists of long-distance trains and found his name on Delhi’s train list, they later verified the information with co-passengers who confirmed the information.
The officer said, “We checked if he got off in Delhi or somewhere in the middle. Then we contacted Qureshi’s relatives and asked them to inform us about him.”
The accused was caught after he called one of his relatives.
The Police had booked Qureshi under sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. He was produced in a court and remanded in judicial custody reports Indian Express.