BPO rape: Three accused refuse identification parade

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NEW DELHI - Three of five men arrested on charges of seizing and raping a BPO employee from Mizoram here refused Tuesday to undergo an identification parade, police sources said.

The three were identified as gang leader Kamru, Shahid and Iqbal. The other two - Shamshad and Usman - underwent an identification parade a week earlier and were identified by the 30-year-old victim.

Kamru, caught Monday night from Sohna in Haryana, told a court that he would not undergo the identification exercise.

A court Monday sent Shahid and Iqbal to two days judicial custody for their identification by the victim. Shamshad and Usman were remanded to five days of police custody.

Shamshad and Usman were arrested last week from Mewat in Haryana. Shahid surrendered in Faridabad in connection with another case and was found to be involved in the gangrape.

On Nov 23 night, the BPO staffer, a native of Mizoram, was abducted by the five men and raped in a moving vehicle.

She was seized soon after getting off the office vehicle with another woman colleague in south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan area.

The men drove off and finally dropped her at Mongolpuri in north Delhi after raping her. The other woman escaped. The crime triggered widespread protests in the capital.

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