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Forensic report nails auto driver in Dehradun woman’s gangrape too

Father of two girls among four children, Irfan had told the Dehradun girl that he had a target to rape 1,000 girls, police investigation has revealed.

punjab Updated: May 24, 2018 15:48 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Aneesha Bedi
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Forensic report submitted in the special trial court on Wednesday nailed Mohammad Irfan, 29, the auto driver held for raping a 21-year-old Dehradun girl in a forested area of Sector 53 last November.

Samples collected from him have already established his involvement in another gangrape in Sector 29 in December 2016. In fact, another man who was earlier arrested for that crime has been let off.

A father of two girls among four children, Irfan had told the Dehradun girl that he had a target to rape 1,000 girls, police investigation has revealed.

The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report submitted on Wednesday also states that DNA samples collected from Irfan’s aides — Mohammad Garib and Kismat Ali, alias Popu — matched with the swabs taken from the victim’s clothes.

The trio was arrested on November 24 last year for the gangrape that took place on November 17.

Hailing from Dehradun, the victim had boarded Irfan’s auto after attending an evening class in Sector 37. Two male passengers were already sitting in the vehicle.

The victim had alleged that instead of driving towards Mohali, where she lived as a paying guest, the auto driver took her to a forest area along the highway in Sector 53, where the trio took turns to rape her, before fleeing.

An hour later, the two men on a motorcycle spotted her crying on the roadside. She narrated the crime to them, following which they sounded the police.

In the other case, the 21-year-old call centre employee had identified Irfan during the identification parade and the forensic examination of semen had established his involvement.

In a similar modus operandi as the Sector-53 gangrape, after picking up the victim, the accused drove his auto with another male passenger towards the forest area in Sector 29 and raped her at knifepoint on December 12.

Irfan, Mohammad Garib and Kismat Ali were also questioned in connection with the death of a woman, Rajni, who had died after allegedly jumping from a moving auto near Hallomajra trafiic lights in March 2016.

First Published: May 24, 2018 15:48 IST