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Pataudi gangrape: Police prepare sketches of 5 accused

Police have prepared sketches of five of the eight men accused in the Pataudi gangrape and burglary, and distributed them to all police stations in the region.

gurgaon Updated: Feb 05, 2017 23:29 IST
Rashpal Singh
Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar (third from right) with other officials at the crime spot.
Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar (third from right) with other officials at the crime spot.

Police have prepared sketches of five of the eight men accused in the Pataudi gangrape and burglary, and distributed them to all police stations in the region. Police have failed to make any significant breakthrough in the case even a week after the incident.

On the night of January 28, eight men entered a factory premises in Mandpura village, Pataudi, 30 kms from Gurgaon city, on which the victims -- workers of the factory -- lived. Two women were gangraped while their husbands and other workers were held hostage.

The husbands filed a complaint that the accused took them hostage at gunpoint, ransacked their residences, raped their wives, and made away with silver jewellery and more than ₹40,000 cash.

The burglars wore monkey caps but police claim to have prepared sketches of five accused on the basis of the description given by the women and their husbands. A police spokesperson said the sketches have been prepared for assisting the investigation team, and also to help police of nearby districts and states.

Families of the victims apprised police of danger to their lives as the culprits have not been nabbed.

One of the women and her family have left the area and returned to their village in Uttar Pradesh. The other woman is from Odisha and she is scared for the safety of her family.

The factory owner said the family from Uttar Pradesh was already scheduled to visit their village on Friday and they had prepared for it. He said it did not seem that they left out of fear.

On Saturday, Sumit Kuhar, deputy commissioner of police (crime), had held a meeting in Manesar with the crime units of Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana and also with teams from Palwal, Mewat, Rewari, Jhajjar and Faridabad districts.

In the meeting, it was decided that security in border areas, patrolling, intelligence and information sharing will be improved to prevent such crimes in future. The Gurgaon police is coordinating with police departments of nearby states and districts to trace the accused, the spokesperson said.