Chandigarh auto gangrape:Three accused claim false implication

The DNA of all three accused had matched with that of the victim, thus confirming the crime.

punjab Updated: Aug 02, 2018 11:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The three accused in the 2017 gangrape of a Dehradun woman recorded their statements before a local court on Wednesday.

The statements of Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Garib and Kismat Ali, accused of raping a 22-year-old woman on November 13, 2017, recorded their statements under Section 313 (power to examine the accused of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

The accused denied any involvement in the case, and claimed they were falsely implicated. Charges have already been framed against the accused under Sections 376D (gangrape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The DNA of all three accused had matched with that of the victim, thus confirming the crime. Father of two daughters among four children, Irfan, is also accused of raping a 21-year-old call centre employee in December 2016.

The 22-year-old woman was returning home from her typing classes in Sector 37 on the night of November 17, 2017. She had boarded Irfan’s auto that already had two male passengers.

She had alleged that instead of driving towards Mohali, where she lived as a paying guest, the auto-rickshaw driver moved towards Sector 42, claiming that he had to refuel his vehicle. After refuelling the auto, the accused drove to an isolated forest area in Sector 53, where the trio took turns to rape her, before fleeing.

She narrated the crime to some passers-by, following which they sounded the police. The accused trio was arrested a week later. Their images were captured in a CCTV camera installed at the Sector 42 petrol pump where they had stopped to get fuel.

First Published: Aug 02, 2018 11:36 IST