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Blockade disrupts Mumbai-Pune road traffic
August 21, 2003 14:04 IST
Last Updated: August 21, 2003 14:06 IST
Road traffic between Mumbai and Pune was disrupted on Thursday morning for nearly five hours when villagers from Belapur staged a blockade demanding arrest of a truck driver, who allegedly raped a six-year-old girl on Wednesday night.
Traffic had come to a complete halt between Belapur and Pune between 0600 and 1100 IST, a senior police officer said.
The demonstrators later lifted the blockade following an assurance from senior officials that an inquiry into the incident would be conducted.
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