Mewat Gangrape: Local gangs under investigation


HARYANA: The incident took place on Thursday night when a day after a couple was beaten to death and their minor niece and a woman was gang-raped by five unidentified men in a village of Mewat district of Haryana.

The investigation has been started by the police officials and the speculations are going on that some local gang had been involved in the matter.

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The sketches of the accused have been released by the police based on the victims’ description.

Inspector General Police, South Range, Mamta Singh said, “The modus operandi was not typical of any tribal gang as suspected earlier and there was a strong possibility of involvement of some local criminal gang.”

“Though the investigation has not ruled out the involvement of a tribal gang (active in the region), but the modus operandi was not typical of any such gang. Local criminals could be involved. We are investigating both angles. The teams are also scrutinising the crime data and records for any leads. However, there is no breakthrough so far,” said Ms. Singh.

The complaint suggested that the gang members were in undergarments while Ms. Singh said that they were actually in shorts. “With the details now emerging it has been revealed that two of the culprits were in shorts and the other two in trousers. So it was not the handiwork of a typical Kachha-Baniyan gang associated with a particular tribe,” said Ms. Singh.

“Though both gang-rape victims have said there were four robbers, a minor boy who fled the spot and hid in the fields, said there were more than four men involved in the crime,” Ms. Singh said.There were around 4 people in the gang.

Police sources said, “The investigators were also looking into the angle of personal enmity as the victims had migrated from Uttar Pradesh a few hours ago. Ms. Singh, however, ruled it out.”

“The SIT is headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police and comprises three Inspectors. The Superintendent of Police, Mewat, is monitoring the investigation,” said Ms. Singh.

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