The girl's nightmare began on the afternoon of July 5, when a 32-year-old friend of her father went to her house and told her family that he was taking her out. They did not object. But when she didn't return home till evening, her worried parents started to call the man but he was not reachable. They then registered a complaint at Trombay Police station.
The police have arrested three persons. One of the accused, who works as a make-up assistant in Film City, is absconding. The father's friend and the other two accused, who are students, have been arrested. All have been booked under IPC sections 376D (gang rape), 363 (Kidnapping), 366A (procuration of minor girl), 506 (2) (Criminal intimidation) and relevant sections of Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The girl's previous ordeals were revealed during interrogation. She dropped out of school after them as she was in deep shock. "She was raped by her own grandfather, when she was 11 years old. He was arrested at that time and sent to jail. The next year, her cousin raped her," said an officer. "Last year she was kidnapped by a person. This is really serious and raises questions about the attempts made to rehabilitate her," the officer added.