The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Sunday arrested three people, including one of the main accused Nishu, in connection with the alleged rape of 20-year-old Haryana CBSE topper. Besides Nishu, two other people who were arrested were the owner of the borewell store-room where the crime was committed and a doctor who had been called to check the victim. However, two other main accused, including the Army man, were still absconding four days after the crime took place.
Addressing a press conference at Rewari, SIT chief Nazneen Bhasin said that within 30 hours of its formation, the SIT team arrested borewell owner Deen Dayal and doctor Sanjeev, while one key accused Nishu was also being brought to Rewari.
While Deen Dayal helped the accused – Army man Pankaj, Manish and Nishu – by providing keys of the storeroom where the student was gang-raped, Dr Sanjeev was called by one of the three accused to check the condition of the victim. But he didn’t inform the police, therefore, arrested.
“Dr Sanjeev’s involvement is proved as it was in his knowledge that the girl was held by three boys and she was not conscious about the things happening. He was part of the plan till the end but didn’t inform any authority, Bhasin said.
On being asked about the serving soldier, the SIT chief said, “He is absconding but he will be arrested soon.”
“With the arrest of the two, the police got some vital clues about the whereabouts of the other accused and they will be arrested soon. We will produce Deen Dayal and Dr Sanjeev in a court on Monday and seek police remand for further investigations,” she added.
The 20-year-old former CBSE Class 10 topper from Haryana’s Rewari district was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three men while she was on her way to a coaching centre in Kanina town of Mahendragarh district on September 12.
The woman and the accused knew each other. The victim said that they offered her water to drink which was laced with a sedative. The accused then took her to Deen Dayal’s farm where they took turns to rape her in a storeroom there. After the rape, they allegedly dumped her near a bus stop in her village.