Noida cops to meet Haryana, Aligarh counterparts to identify Jewar gang rape accused
The Noida police is going to hold a coordination meeting with Haryana and Aligarh police teams to narrow down the gang behind the Jewar gang rape, murder and robbery case.noida Updated: Jun 14, 2017 11:32 IST
The Noida police is going to hold a coordination meeting with Haryana and Aligarh police teams to narrow down the gang behind the Jewar gang rape, murder and robbery case. After the meeting, a concrete plan of action will be decided to nab the accused. No arrests have been made even after three weeks of the incident.
On May 25, around 1.30am, eight members of a family travelling in a car from Jewar to Bulandshahr were stopped on the Jewar-Bulandshahr Road by six men. The gang robbed them of around Rs50,000 cash and valuables, and also shot dead a man who tried to resist their attempts. They also allegedly dragged four women to a nearby field and gang-raped them.
The police are going through all such incidents that took place over the last three years to identify the accused. All the crime spots of the previous cases have been revisited by the police and the personnel have been meeting victims of such incidents.
“We have met victims of such cases to find out if there is a similarity between the accused in their case and the Jewar incident. All the crime scenes have been revisited. We have found few similarities in the cases but will be able to come up with concrete information after the coordination meeting,” said Suniti, superintendent of police (rural), Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to the officer, Noida police is almost finished investigating the previous incidents and is awaiting the response of its Haryana and Aligarh counterparts. “In the coordination meeting, we will get to know the information collected by the Gurgaon and Aligarh police. Incidents such as the recent one in Jewar have taken place in their jurisdiction as well,” she said.
The police is also focusing on the description of the accused provided by the victims of the incident and comparing it with the accused in similar cases. “We are trying to pinpoint similarities based on the physical appearances of the accused given by victims. We are also looking at the dialect and words used by the accused while committing the crime. We are asking victims to tell us if they noticed any particular injury or birthmark on any of the accused,” said Suniti.
Sketches prepared on the description of Jewar victims are also being shown to victims of such incidents for recognition.
Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh had handed over a file of multiple cases similar to the Jewar incident to the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, for a detailed inquiry into the matter. “If no development takes place in Jewar investigation in the next 10 days, I will again approach the CM to discuss the case,” said Singh.
The CM had asked the Noida police to increase the number of patrolling vans and vigilance of police to ensure that incidents such as the Jewar gang-rape and murder are not repeated. The instructions had come after the victims had met the CM to share their woes.
First Published: Jun 14, 2017 00:00 IST