Rewari gang-rape case: Two prime accused, including Army man, arrested

Sep 23 : In the latest development in the Rewari gang-rape case, the Haryana Police on Sunday arrested Manish and Pankaj, two of the three main accused who went absconding after being accused of gangraping a 19-year-old girl.

The duo had been absconding since September 12. They were arrested by the Special Investigation Team from Satnali in Haryana’s Mahendragarh district on late Saturday night.

The prime accused, Nishu, who was held last week, has been sent to judicial custody for four days. All three accused are from a village in Rewari district.

DGP BS Sandhu said 30 police teams were formed to nab Pankaj, who is an Army man, and college student Manish. Meanwhile, the wife of armyman Pankaj, one of the main accused in the Rewari gangrape case, has left the village forever and wants her marriage annulled.

During a press conference on Sunday, Superintendent of Police (Nuh) Nazneen Bhasin said the whole incident was planned. Bhasin told the media the doctor was aware that three men had held a girl captive, and he didn’t inform the authorities.

Two others, Deendayal and Dr Sanjeev, who were on five-day police remand were also sent to judicial custody. While Deendayal is the owner of the tubewell where the sexual assault took place.

Superintendent of Police also said Deen Dayal, who owned the room where the girl was raped, knew about the rape.

According to the victim, Pankaj and Manish had offered her a glass of water when she was on her way to attend a coaching class. According to her, she lost consciousness after drinking the water. “Two accused, in a car, took me to a well, where Nishu was present. They gave me another sedated drink and gangraped me after I fell unconscious,” the victim said in her statement to the police.

“Deen Dayal is owner of the tube well. It has been proved that he knew the purpose the place was going to be used for. On the basis of mobile forensics, it’s been proved that Nishu contacted him to inform that they needed a room. It was all pre-planned,” Bhasin said

Mahapanchayat has decided that no practicing lawyer will help any of the accused and also written to Haryana Governor seeking strict action against them.

The Mahapanchayat combining of 25 villages was held in Kosli town over Rewari rape case.


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