The Mumbai Police is expected to file a chargesheet today against the five people accused of gang-raping a photojournalist in the heart of the city.
As reported by a news channel: The Mumbai Police is expected to file a chargesheet today against the five people accused of gang-raping a photojournalist in the heart of the city.
On August 22, the 22-year-old girl was gang-raped inside the desolate Shakti Mills compound while she was on an assignment with a colleague.
The chargesheet will have the details of the victim’s ordeal, witnesses’ statements, crucial evidence collected from the spot, DNA analysis reports, phone call records and identification parade information, among others, police said.
The police, which had arrested all the accused in less than 72 hours after the crime, claimed they have more than sufficient evidence against the five accused – Salim Ansari, Vijay Jadhav, Mohammed Kasim Hafiz Shaikh alias Kasim Bengali, Siraj Rehman Khan and a minor.
The accused had confessed to the crime and had revealed that they had committed similar crimes in the past.
The case had triggered massive outrage in Mumbai and elsewhere. It had worrying parallels with the December 16 gang-rape case in Delhi, where a 23-year-old paramedical student was fatally assaulted in a moving bus by six men, one of them being a minor. One of the six men was found dead in his prison cell a few months ago. The remaining five have been convicted. While, the four adult convicts were given death sentence last week, the juvenile had been sent to a reform home.