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Chandigarh gangrape prime accused attempts suicide in Burail jail

Irfan, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh residing in Zirakpur near Chandigarh, was driving the autorickshaw that the woman hired and allegedly gangraped her along with two accomplices. He was arrested a week after the incident.

punjab Updated: Nov 27, 2017 16:34 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Chandigarh gangrape,rape accused attempts suicide,Burail jail
Accused Mohammad Irfan next to the auto that he was reportedly driving that night.(Photo by sources)

Mohammad Irfan, 29, the prime accused of the gangrape of the 21-year-old woman in Chandigarh on November 17, attempted suicide in the local Burail Jail on Monday morning.

Irfan, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh residing in Zirakpur near Chandigarh, was driving the autorickshaw that the woman hired and allegedly gangraped her along with two accomplices. He was arrested a week after the incident.

Police sources said he stabbed himself in the stomach with a piece of glass. Irfan was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and admitted in the emergency ward, where is condition is stated to be out of danger.

Irfan was in judicial custody and was to be produced in a local court on Monday. The incident comes a day after the victim identified Irfan’s accomplices Mohammad Garib, 21, and Kismat Ali, alias Poppu, 21, following their arrest in Uttar Pradesh, where they had fled as the police clamped down on autorickshaw drivers across Chandigarh.

Chandigarh DIG Om Prakash Mishra, who is IG (prisons) as well, said, “Irfan broke the mirror installed outside the barrack for inmates to get ready by punching it. He then used a broken piece of mirror to stab himself in the stomach.”

Accused to be produced on Nov 29

All three accused in the gangrape case will be produced in court day after, on November 29. Police filed a fresh application for their production warrants on Monday, as they wanted to ensure that the accused’s recovery.

First Published: Nov 27, 2017 12:39 IST