October 20, 2020

Vow of justice in Gaya shocker

Gaya: The district police, in view of the seriousness of the incident, have set up three teams to crack the case in which a mother-daughter duo was gang-raped at gunpoint in the Konch police station area late on Wednesday evening.

Gaya senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajiv Mishra said one team led by additional superintendent of police (ASP) Sanjay Bharti will conduct in-depth investigation, collect evidence, do the documentation work and file the charge sheet, a second team led by Sherghati sub-divisional police officer Manish Kumar will do the ground work including raids on the basis of inputs received.

The third team comprises technical cell officials who will gather scientific evidence to nail the culprits. Women officers have also been included in the ASP’s team.

Zonal inspector-general of police (IG) Naiyyar Hasnain Khan said everything possible will be done to bring the culprits to book at the earliest, and every effort will be made to award exemplary punishment to the culprits.

The court will be requested to conduct a no frill speedy trial of the case. The culprits, according to the IG, were earlier involved in incidents of sexual harassment.

The family, meanwhile, have changed their statement – that only the mother was raped and the daughter was molested – and now the investigations are on for two gang-rapes.

The 14-year-old girl, after much persuasion, agreed to medical examination which was done on Friday in the Parbhawati Women Hospital. Nothing less than capital punishment for the rapists would satisfy her, the girl told reporters.

Sources say the police have apprehended some more suspects and they are being interrogated.

Reports reaching the district headquarters say that Sondiha, the village to which most of the culprits belong, wore a deserted look as several young men fearing police action fled.

Guraru Bazar on Friday witnessed a total shutdown in protest against the gang-rapes.

Two of the accused were produced in court on Friday and subsequently remanded to judicial custody for two weeks. Both the accused, were, on Thursday identified by the mother and daughter during a parade from among 20 suspects.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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