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Police claim to have detained one in Jewar rape case

Official sources said the police are close to cracking the case

noida Updated: May 29, 2017 23:02 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Four women were allegedly dragged out of a car and assaulted in the case.
Four women were allegedly dragged out of a car and assaulted in the case.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

Following the murder, robbery and alleged gang rape in Jewar on Thursday, official police sources said on Sunday that they have detained a person and are close to cracking the case.

The detained man has reportedly been identified by one of the robbery victims.

According to the sources, the man was taken into custody during a night-long search. He is being questioned and the others involved will also be arrested on the basis of information provided by him, they added.

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However, senior superintendent of police, Love Kumar, did not confirm any detention. He said, “We are working on it and will soon work out the case. Police teams have gathered information from manual inputs. We have also got some leads.”

Police sources also said that a report of the latest development has been forwarded to the inspector general of Meerut range, Ram Kumar, who is monitoring the investigations.

Meanwhile, political leaders have also kept up their focus on the investigations, asking the police to take swift action in the matter.

The member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Jewar, Dhirendra Singh, said, “I am taking details from the police officers about their investigations on a daily basis. There were already many cases along the Yamuna Expressway that were never solved This is a brutal incident and the criminals cannot go scot-free.”

Singh also reported the matter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday.

“The victims are very poor and I have sought financial assistance for them. Moreover, I explained the nature of the case to him. The CM has assured all possible help,” said Singh.

He added that opposition parties are trying to create tensions in the area, which will not be allowed.

“The five-member committee of Samjawadi Party had come to polarise people. It is an incident of crime in which an investigation is required. I have extended my help to the victims,” Singh added.

First Published: May 29, 2017 00:24 IST

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