THANE: Snakes, revolvers and a sword were among the objects with which Faizal Ansari (26) used to threaten a 16-year-old girl and keep her confined inside a medical store for two weeks. He also raped her repeatedly after she refused to heed his marriage proposals.
The girl was rescued late Thursday night. Ansari, a pathologist with a DMLT certificate, was booked for kidnapping, rape and extortion as well as under the Arms Act. He was also charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Ansari had been proposing to the girl, a Std IX student, for some time, but in vain.
“We have seized a country-made pistol, a revolver and six rounds of bullets, a human skull, a laptop, a sword and a knife found inside Kaneri Medical Store in Bhiwandi. He kept the minor confined there and repeatedly raped her by threatening her with the weapons, human skulls and snakes,” DCP (Bhiwandi Zone II) Ankush Shinde said. A mask was also recovered.
The girl was returning home from school around 12.30 pm on December 8 when Ansari and three accomplices forcibly took her to Aurangabad in a Santro. “When my sister didn’t return home even after midnight, we lodged a case of kidnap with the Bhoiwada police in Bhiwandi. We were that sure Ansari had kidnapped my sister,” the girl’s brother told media.
The suspicion was confirmed when Ansari called from his mobile and said the girl wanted to speak to her family members. “My sister, who was scared, said Ansari threatened to kill her if she did not cooperate with him,” the brother said.
The family then approached Ansari’s mother, who assured that the girl would return home safe. “Three days later, Ansari returned from Aurangabad and kept the girl in the storeroom of his medical store,” said senior inspector Ravindra Wadekar.
A medical report confirmed that the minor had been raped. “The girl said she was tied to a chair and Ansari would scare her with snakes and weapons and then rape her,” Wadekar added.
Shinde said, “We will consult a psychiatrist to check Ansari’s mental health.” Ansari was arrested a month-and-a-half ago for allegedly stealing a vehicle.