Main Accused in Badaun Gangrape Nabbed, DNA Tests On: UP Police

Main accused in the Badaun Gangrape case arrested. Police say, DNA tests are on.

Published01 Jul 2015, 01:07 PM IST
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The main accused in connection with the alleged gangrape of a Dalit teenager in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh has been arrested. According to the UP police, all three accused have now been taken in custody and their DNA samples have been sent for forensic examination.

While Ankit and Rishab were arrested on June 28, the main accused Shivam has been arrested today.
– Anil Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police

A medical examination of the victim was conducted to ascertain the facts of the case on directives of RKS Rathore, DIG, Bareilly range.

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by three youths of her neighbourhood in the Civil Lines area on June 23.

According to a complaint filed on June 28, the accused took her to a secluded spot in Nagla Sarki village on a motorcycle. The youths fled the scene leaving her unconscious after they raped her, police said.

The SP added that the forensic team could not get any evidence from the spot due to rains owing to the fact that the complaint was filed five days late on June 28, but the incident allegedly took place on June 23.

Due to changing statement of the girl, we are facing difficulty in the probe. We are taking precautions so that no innocent is framed in the case.
Anil Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police

Dr Hakim Singh, who performed the medical examination on the victim, said that a condom, a piece of a match box, some cloth, a plastic cap and an inch-long piece of wood that were allegedly inserted in her private parts were recovered. Dr Singh, however, suspects that these items were planted in the girl’s body sometime later.

Had these items been inserted in the body of the girl on June 23 during rape, it would have caused infection as the girl’s menstrual cycle started from June 22. All those items were dry and there were no stains of blood on them.
– Dr Hakim Singh, doctor who examined the victim

The police await the medical and forensic reports to reach any conclusion.

(With inputs from PTI)

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