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Foreign national rape: Victim identifies 1 of the detainees

Nov 06, 2012 03:24 PM IST India India

Mumbai: A possible breakthrough is likely in the rape case of a 26-year-old foreign national with the detention of a person who matched the police sketch released on Tuesday. Sources said that the victim has identified one person out of the 24 detained in connection with the case.

Sources add that the person identified as Baadshah Ansari had also burgled actor Dino Moreo's house in October, 2012 in Mumbai. Earlier on Tuesday, the police had rounded up 23 others for questioning from in and around Bandra.

The 26-year-old Spanish woman had claimed that she was raped at her Bandra home at knifepoint and the accused ran away with some valuables, like a handicam and some cash.

According to the police complaint that the woman filed, the unidentified accused broke into her home at 4:30 am, and raped her at knifepoint. Following the complaint, the police had formed eight teams with the Crime Branch probing the case.

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