Santa Cruz: Woman gang-raped & killed, two arrested

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped and strangled to death by two men in the western suburb of Santa Cruz, police said.

The incident came to light on Thursday evening after the victim’s body was found at the house of an accused in Milind Nagar, an official said. The officer said that the two accused identified as Vinod Dhadi (35) and Sunil Kadam (34) have been arrested.

“The accused couple took the victim, who was acquainted with them, to the house of one of them, where they consumed alcohol and strangled her to death before raping her,” he said. He said that the body of the victim has been sent for post-mortem.

The officer said a case has been registered under sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape) and others of the IPC.

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