Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as Chandramukhi Devi, a member of the Bihar State Women’s Commission on Saturday reiterated that the police is shielding the powers that be and has raided a ‘wrong’ apartment the gang-rape case has taken a new turn with the victim claiming that seven and not just four or five men were involved in the incident.
The victim’s statement before the Chief Judicial Magistrate recorded under Section 164 of CrPC differs from the statement she had registered with the Bihar State Women’s Commission. In her CJM court statement, the girl mentioned another person, taking the number of the accused to seven.
Of the seven accused, five are in custody. The police is trying to spot the sixth accused and is silent on the seventh.
The victim told the court that the prime accused asked her to come near Mahavir Temple in Rajvanshi Nagar and then compelled her to accompany him to the flat in the vehicle. A man, who seemed to be a domestic help, opened the door of the flat.
Later, the prime accused called five of his friends to the flat. But the victim has stated that seven persons committed the crime. According to Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Amrit Raj the police on Saturday recovered a Tata Safari (registration number KA-05ME-6142) from a garage in Ashiana Nagar under Danapur sub-division, where it was apparently hidden by the flat owner who surrendered before the police on Friday night.
The vehicle belongs to him. The name of another person, who, according to the girl, was in the flat and was also party to the crime, has emerged. The police is verifying it. The police has also recovered a lot of CDs from the flat, which could give more leads. A couple of women’s garments have also been recovered from the flat.”
Meanwhile, police on Saturday arrested Anil Singh, owner of a cyber café in Raja Bazar, in connection with the gang rape incident.