Greater Noida murder-robbery: PCR driver says he found victims tied with dupatta
A preliminary medical investigation has ruled out rape of four women in Greater Noida’s Jewar, Gautam Budh Nagar’s chief medical officer Dr Anurag Bhargav said on Friday evening.noida Updated: May 26, 2017 22:38 IST
The police control room (PCR) van driver, the first responder to the SOS call in Greater Noida’s Jewar village early Thursday, claimed that when he reached the farmlands at 2.30 am, he found the victims lying on the ground with their hands and knees tied with dupattas.
In Noida and Greater Noida, drivers of PCR vans are usually staff of Noida and Greater Noida Authority, respectively.
“We reached the spot minutes after the miscreants had fled. I found one man lying in a pool of blood and the family lying on the ground with their hands and knees tied with dupatta.”
The driver claimed that he untied them and escorted them to the nearest hospital.
“I removed the knots from their hands and knees and gave them water. They were horrified due to the robbery and murder of their relative. When they reached hospital, the station house officer of Jewar asked them explicitly whether their modesty had been outraged. They refused, saying they were robbed at gunpoint and one man was shot dead. It was only in the morning hours that we came to know about the rape case”.
Rajpal Singh Tomar, station house officer of Jewar Police station, refused to comment on the driver's claims.
Around 1.30 am on Thursday, the Maruti Eeco vehicle in which the Jewar-based family was on its way to Bulandshahr to financially assist a pregnant relative was waylaid by a group of six men.
There were four men and four women in the vehicle along with a child when they were attacked by the group of six men armed with country made pistols, iron rods and knives.
One man was allegedly shot dead by the miscreants. Later, the four women alleged they were gang raped by the six men.
But police and district health department claimed in a press conference on Friday evening that preliminary medical investigation ruled out rape.