Accused remanded in judicial custody

Hindustan Times | ByKS Tomar, Jaipur
Jan 11, 2008 01:45 AM IST

Udaipur police arrest the prime accused in the rape of a 40-year-old British journalist on December 23, Parvat Singh, reports KS Tomar.

Udaipur police arrested the prime accused in the rape of a 40-year-old British journalist on December 23, Parvat Singh, on Thursday and produced him before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate in Jaipur. Singh has been remanded to judicial custody till January 11.

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The police had started the investigation in his case only after the superintendent of police received an e-mail from the British High Commission.

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SHO Udaipur Bhagwant Singh Hinger told


that the medical examination of the victim has not confirmed rape, but admitted that it is practically impossible to find evidence of rape, as the examination was done 14 days after the incident.

According to Hinger, the victim was raped by the owner of the guesthouse where she was put up. "He had come to the room to give a blanket, when all of a sudden he pounced on me and raped me," the victim wrote in the FIR.

"I felt uneasy and got admitted in NRI's American Hospital at Udaipur where I was treated up to January 1. I was discharged but went into a depression hence I got myself admitted in Aravali hospital and was discharged on the 4th," the victim said.

"Later I decided to take up the issue with the British High Commission and had sent them an e-mail," she said.

The SHO claimed that the police was in possession of other evidence and there are witnesses to the incident who would help nail the culprit.

Pushkar molestation

In the Pushkar molestation case the American tourist who was molested by a priest, Satayanarayn, 35, identified him in the presence of a magistrate. She has also submitted a formal complaint with the police against the priest.

However, the culprit got bail, as molestation is a bailable offence, SHO Hanuman Singh Vishnoi said.

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