MMS clips crucial in Mira Road gangrape case: Police
The video recording of alleged gangrape of a 19-year-old college girl at Mira Road on mobile phones would be a clinching evidence in the case than medical report, police said today.india Updated: Jun 21, 2009 22:40 IST
The video recording of alleged gangrape of a 19-year-old college girl at Mira Road on mobile phones would be a clinching evidence in the case than medical report, police said today.
“We will have to depend more upon MMS clips on mobile phones recovered from the accused. Though the victim would undergo medical examination, we may not have strong medical evidence against the accused as a lot of time has passed since she was raped,” an investigating officer told PTI here.
“In this case, MMS clips and circumstantial evidence will be crucial,” the officer said.
An Arts faculty student of a private college in Mira Road was allegedly raped on two occasions on May 14 and June 6 by the accused, who filmed the crime to blackmail her.
On Saturday, police arrested Parag Mhatre, his brother Pankaj and their friend Hiren Patil, who were remanded to police custody till 29.
“The accused were today questioned like since when they knew the victim, how they befriended her, did they already circulate the MMS to others ?” the officer said adding that manhunt was still on to trace four absconding accused.
First Published: Jun 21, 2009 22:36 IST