Mumbai: A second accused in the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old photojournalist was on Saturday arrested from south Mumbai even as police launched a manhunt for three others in the case, which sparked a wave of protests.
Accused Vijay Jadhav was picked up in the wee hours from Madanpura area by the crime branch.
On Friday, an unemployed youth from south Mumbai identified as Chand Babu Sattat Shaikh alias Mohammed Abdul (19), was arrested in the case. He had named all the four co-accused out of which three — Qasim Bengali, Saleem and Ashfaq— are still at large.
According to Mumbai police Commissioner Satyapal Singh, more than 20 teams, including 10 from the elite crime branch, have been formed to track down the perpetrators amid mounting public pressure and anger.
Singh Friday, said police was trying to gather "clinching evidence" to ensure that the culprits get maximum punishment for the "shocking crime".
The victim, an intern with an English magazine was gang-raped allegedly by five men on Thursday evening when she and her male colleague went to the deserted Shakti Mills compound in Lower Parel area for taking photographs in connection with a story on city chawls.