A disabled man was detained in connection with the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital rape case, additional commissioner of police Prafulla Kumar said on Monday.
Kumar said interrogation of mores suspects was on. He, however, clarified that no arrest had been made in the case so far as had been flashed by some news channels in the morning.
On Saturday, the three-year-old daughter of a single mother was abducted from the hospital campus and raped by some unidentified persons.
On Sunday, she was recovered from the Gate No 4 of the SMS Hospital and was recuperating at the JK Lone Hospital.
Kumar said the man under interrogation hailed from Bharatpur and was present in the hospital in the night of the incident.
He said the police were interrogating a number of people from the Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti Centre of the hospital.
However, he said, “No one has confessed to the commission of the crime till now. We are probing all angles in the case.”
He said the investigations were facing hurdles as none of the CCTV cameras in the hospital is functional.
The victim, who hails from Maharashtra, had undergone surgery on Sunday. JK Lone hospital superintendent Ashok Gupta said that she was responding well to the treatment.
“She is talking with her mother and showing signs of recovery. At this point of time it could be said that she is out of danger,” he said.
The hospital authorities said that the police could speak to her after a day.
Kumar said an interaction with the girl would definitely give a concrete clue about the accused.
The rape incident occurred exactly a week after a suspected drug addict committed a similar crime on a child of the same age.
Shocked by the twin incidents, state women’s commission chairperson Suman Sharma said there should be zero tolerance on the rape of minors.
State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Manan Chaturvedi suggested that mothers should keep an eye on children playing outside, especially after sunset.
The Congress’s state unit chief Sachin Pilot called the twin rapes an outcome of the deteriorating law and order in the state.
Jaipur: A day after a three-year-old girl was raped inside the premises of the SMS Hospital, the police are interrogating a number of persons from the Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti centre of the hospital, although till now no one has been arrested.
“It is most likely that the accused is a specially-abled person and so far we have interrogated almost all the people who were present at the centre on Saturday night. As of now, no one has been arrested although we are verifying the alibis of everyone that we are interrogating,” said Prafulla Kumar, additional commissioner (crime). He said the investigations were facing hurdles as none of the CCTV cameras installed in SMS hospital are in working condition.
According to sources, one of the suspects of the case is a man who was nabbed from Bharatpur on late Sunday night. After Bharatpur police received information that one of the suspects in the case is travelling to Jaipur, the train was searched and a specially-abled man was apprehended by the police.
“He is also one of the suspects whom we are interrogating since he was present in the hospital premises on the night of the incident. No one has confessed till now and we are investigating all possibilities in the case,” said Kumar.
The girl, who originally hails from Maharashtra and had come to Rajasthan with her mother, was abducted inside the premises of the Sawai Man Singh Hospital and was discovered abandoned and injured near gate number 4 of the hospital on Monday morning.
Sources in the police say that there are also chances that the accused are more than one person.
The girl is currently being treated at the JK Lone Hospital and underwent a surgery on Sunday.
“Around 34-35 hours have passed after the surgery and she is responding to the treatment well. She is talking with her mother and showing signs of recovery. At this point of time it could be said that she is out of danger,” said Ashok Gupta, superintendent, JK Lone hospital.
The police said that they are hoping to get more information after speaking with the child.
“We haven’t got a chance to speak with the girl because she underwent the surgery and was also in trauma. After we speak with her, more we will get more clues about the accused,” said Kumar.
The hospital authorities said that the police might be able to speak with the girl after a day.