Family members and well wishers of Nayana Pujari, who was raped and murdered in Pune three years ago, organised a protest march against the alleged inaction by the police in arresting the main accused.
Nayana’s husband Abhishek Pujari, who has been fighting for justice in the case, led the procession.
The protesters were irked by the fact that Yogesh Raut, the main accused in the case, escaped from police bandobast four months ago. Raut was being taken to a hospital for medical examination when he escaped.
Abhishek told the media he was concerned with the manner in which police were functioning and that court proceedings had come to a standstill as the main accused is absconding.
“How is he not traceable for so many days?” he asked.
“I am fighting for justice not for Nayana but also for all those who are victims of police apathy in similar cases.”
Nayana, an IT professional, was raped and murdered in October 2009. Nayna’s body was found a few kilometres away from Pune.
The police later arrested four persons in connection with the case, all of them cab drivers ferrying IT professionals.
Raut escaped from Sassoon Hospital affecting court proceedings. While four police constables have been suspended, Raut is still untraceable.