A minute-long mobile conversation between two of the 11 men arrested for the alleged rape of a 24-year-old MBA student near in Noida on January 5 will serve as vital scientific evidence to prove their crime, according to Noida Police.
According to interrogation details, this conversation happened between two of the accused — Golu Jatav and Omprakash — after the former spotted the victim and her male friend inside their Wagon R car at a secluded spot.
Jatav, according to Omprakash's statement, immediately rang him up to say, "a boy and a girl are in their car here, they
are doing bura kaam (referring to their alleged intimate state)… come fast."
When Jatav made the call, he was on a bike along with another accused, while the nine other accused lagged behind on five motorcycles. "Omprakash made a few more calls to the rest of the group," station house officer Anil Samaniya of Sector 30 police station, where the case was lodged, told HT.
"Golu made the call from his cell phone — 9268159187. Records show the call was routed through a local tower — near the crime spot — of the mobile service provider that proves their presence there," said Samaniya.
The police will rely on the seizure of an accused's (Pushpendra) motorcycle — whose licence plate number was wiped out, allegedly by him to evade detection — hours after the rape. "The seizure of Pushpendra's bike, whose number the victim had somehow memorized and then given to us, led to the breakthrough," Samaniya said.
The Sector 39 police had matched this motorcycle's number (UP 16 Z 4619) with a comprehensive data available with them contained in a CD and comprising details such as Noida motorcycles' licence plate numbers, their owners' names and residential addresses.
"The number belonged to Pushpendra's father. When we raided his place and nabbed Pushpendra, he later broke down and revealed the details of the crime committed by him and the others" said Samaniya.