Gurgaon police take Mandpura rape accused to crime spots
The four rape accused were taken to Dingarheri, Bhangrola, Khandewala, Manesar and Farrukhnagar where they had confessed to committing multiple crimesUpdated: Oct 28, 2017 22:11 IST
Four gang members involved in the Mandpura rape case, who confessed to several other heinous crimes, were taken by the Gurgaon police to around ten crime spots in Gurgaon, Mewat and Jhajjar districts for identification (Nishandehi), and to re-enact the crime in some cases.
This was done to ensure that they were speaking the truth in their confessions.
The four have been identified as Dharmu, alias Lucky (20) and Munna, alias Ayaan (20), of Najafgarh, Delhi, Lambu, alias Tulli, alias Vinay (31), of Ballabhgarh, Haryana and Rajbir, alias Nahar Singh (20), of Jhajjar district in Haryana.
The four were taken to Dingarheri, Bhangrola, Khandewala, Manesar and Farrukhnagar where they had confessed to committing criminal acts, said the police.
Information given by the accused in their confessions, sources in police said, has affirmed the belief of the investigators that the accused were actually involved in the cases. In fact, in the Dingarheri case, the criminals took the police to the village themselves, and also identified the house where they had raped two woman including a minor girl, and killed a couple on the night of August 24, 2016. A police official, who is not authorised to speak to the media but is closely associated with the investigation, said, “They told us how they entered the house where they spotted the victims. The places where the victims were hit, and the exact spots where the rapes took place. It is not possible for a person who is not present at the scene to describe it like they did.”
However, as the Dingarheri rape and murder case is being investigated by the CBI, the police could not re-enact the exact scene of crime, and it is likely that the CBI, which is going to seek the four criminals on production warrant, might get it done.
While they were arrested by the police on September 13, their five associates were arrested from different places. They were identified as Naresh, Raka and Sunil Kumar who all hail from Farrukhabad, Ajay from Rewari, and Jai Bhagwan from Jhajjar.
Gurgaon police has also recovered a double barrel gun (doga) of 12 bore and two live cartridges - which were allegedly used in several crimes by the gang - from Dharmu, a key gang member.
An official said that some gang members had snatched a double barrel gun from a retired army official, who was working as a security person in a power department in Jhajjar. In 2010, the accused had killed the person and snatched his rifle, which was not recovered at that time. Dharmu and some other gang members had even served time in prison for that murder, said an official.
A pistol, and three live cartridges have been recovered from Munna, and a desi Katta (handmade gun) and a cartridge were recovered from Lambu, the police said.
Sumit Kuhar, DCP crime, said that they have forwarded all the information obtained from the criminals to police of different districts in Haryana, Delhi, UP, and other states. “The SIT has worked tirelessly to obtain information and verify facts but ultimately it will be the investigating teams who will verify the facts and take these cases forward”, said Kuhar.
A team of Noida police had also visited Gurgaon on Friday and interacted with the police officials regarding the confessions made by them as some of the crimes happened in Noida.
First Published: Oct 28, 2017 22:11 IST