One of the three main accused in the gang-rape of a 19-year-old college student, who is also a former CBSE topper in Haryana, has been arrested.
The Special Investigation Team or SIT which is probing the case said the accused Nishu was arrested on Sunday evening. Officials said he was involved in pre-planning of the rape and had called a doctor to the crime scene.
SIT chief Nazneen Bhasin said raids were being conducted to arrested the other two main accused.
Earlier today, two people – a registered medical practitioner, who first attended to the woman, and a villager on whose property she was found – were also arrested in connection with the crime.
“The doctor was there until the rape ended and didn’t inform any authority points to the fact that he didn’t take correct legal action. Evidence also points out that he was involved in the actual act as well. Further forensics will clear the matter,” Ms Bhasin said.
The woman was kidnapped from a bus stop on Wednesday while she was on her way to a coaching class, police said. She was allegedly drugged and gang-raped at a secluded spot. The woman was found at a room housing a tubewell.
The owner of the property, who was among the two people arrested, told police that the three key accused had taken the keys to the room from him on the day of the incident. The police said the house owner knew about the crime, but did not report it.
The woman’s family has alleged that the police failed to take prompt action on their complaint and delayed action by citing jurisdiction issue between police units of the districts. Based on their complaint, the senior police officer of the district where the crime happened has been transferred.
With inputs from PTI