Rewari gang rape: House owner arrested, main accused still on run

Rewari gang rape: House owner arrested, main accused still on run


The three accused in the Rewari rape case are Pankaj (main accused), Manish and Nishu

The three accused in the Rewari rape case are Pankaj (main accused), Manish and Nishu

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The owner of the place where the 19-year-old woman was gangraped has been arrested
  • The owner used to rent out the place to his friends
  • The family lodged a written complaint at a police station in Rewari around 10 pm on September 12

The Haryana Police has arrested one person in the 19-year-old Rewari girl gangrape case. Police arrested the owner of the place where the girl was gang raped on September 12. The man has been identified as Deen Dayal. According to the Haryana Police, Deen Dayal had rented out his place to his friends. Police claim Deen Dayal was aware that the crime was being perpetrated at his place. The Haryana Police has so far questioned 60 people in connection with the case.

“Around 60 people have been questioned and the crime scene has been identified. The forensic report, which is likely to provide a key breakthrough, is likely to come by this (Sunday) evening,” said Superintendent of Police (Nuh) Nazneen Bhasin. Bhasin is heading the Special Investigation Team commissioned by the Haryana Police.

The girl, a recipient of President’s award for her academic achievements at school, was allegedly kidnapped by two people in a car while she was heading for her coaching classes in Kanina town of Mahendragarh district. The duo took her to a secluded place, served her a drink laced with sedatives, called a friend and gang-raped her.

On Saturday, the Director General of Police Haryana BS Sandhu said that the main accused in the case is a serving army man posted in Rajasthan. Police have said efforts are being made to secure the arrest warrant of Army jawan.

A reward of Rs 1 lakh has also been announced for the person who would provide information about the accused.

“Some officials came yesterday to give me a compensation cheque. I am returning it today, as we want justice and not money. It has now been 5 days and none of the accused has been arrested till now,” said mother of Rewari gangrape victim, ANI reported.

The National Commission for Women has condemned the incident and asked the Haryana police chief for an update on the probe.
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