Manesar gang rape, murder: How CCTV footage, 9 other vital clues helped copsgurgaon Updated: Jun 08, 2017 16:50 IST
The sketches of the three suspects released by the police.(PTI)
From scanning footage from CCTV camera installed at dhabas and liquor vends to tracing a short call made by the accused on the night of May 29, the Gurgaon police worked on several leads to nab the accused in Manesar gang rape and murder case.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed on Tuesday for investigating the case, prepared a list of 10 vital clues and worked on them. Apart from collecting evidence such as CCTV footage, they talked to the potential witnesses on the route on which the accused took the victim, as per her statement. .
The SIT scanned details of all Tata Magic commercial vehicles, auto drivers and canters. The team also checked CCTV camera footage from liquor shops and dhabas between Manesar and Kherki Daula toll plaza. The footage of CCTV cameras at the toll plaza were also scanned.
The victim had alleged that the three accused killed her eight-month-old daughter and gang-raped her on May 29, when she took a lift from them to reach her in-laws’ village, Khandsa.
“It was a sensitive case and required meticulous investigation. The team prepared 10 main points and worked on them. Human intelligence and technical surveillance put pressure on the accused one of which ultimately gave in,” said Sandeep Khirwar, Gurgaon commissioner of police.
The police nabbed the second accused on Wednesday evening from Sirhaul border. Teams have been sent to Bulandshahr in UP to trace the third accused in the case.
Initially, the police got information that the incident took place in an auto-rickshaw, following which auto drivers were questioned. But the CCTV footage suggested that it was four-wheeler Tata Magic mini van. The police team then collected the details of as many as 30 such minivans that fit the description.
A short call reportedly made by the accused during the crime also helped the police in collecting details about the case.
Dharambir Singh, assistant commissioner of police Manesar, said data of mobile calls was analysed and it also helped in identification of the suspects.
According to a member of the SIT, the investigation started from Rimjhim dhaba from where the accused bought food. The team then scanned camera footage of dhaba and nearby liquor shops.
“After the crime, victim had gone to a factory and met a security guard and a supervisor. They are also questioned during investigation. She also went to a doctor at Khandsa and we are trying to trace the doctor,” said the officer.
“Now the police are trying to put together the exact sequence of events which will be vital to the chargesheet. We will also seek CCTV camera footage from Metro as the woman has claimed that she travelled with her dead daughter in the Metro,” said Khirwar.