The two accused uncles in the 10-year-old rape case recorded their statements in a local court on Wednesday and claimed that they have been falsely implicated. The next hearing in the case is scheduled on October 27 when the final arguments will be held. The statements of the duo were recorded under section 313 of the Crpc. The statements of other witness in the case have already concluded. Advocate Inderjit Bassi, the counsel of the younger accused uncle of the victim, stated that the accused did not rape the victim as no one witnessed the accused entering or leaving the victim’s house.
Meanwhile, advocate Manjit Singh, the counsel for the elder accused uncle, stated that the incident was not reported on time to the police, and the matter was compromised. He stated that the elder uncle was falsely implicated in the case. The second uncle whose DNA sample matched with the baby of the victim, was arrested on September 19. The second uncle, a resident of Sector 37, was also arrested by the police in the same case after the victim took his name and accused him of violating her, during her conversations with the police investigators and counsellors.
The second uncle was arrested and his DNA samples taken after the DNA samples of the first uncle of the victim did not match with the DNA samples of her baby. The rape victim had delivered the baby girl after a major surgery at Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32.
The victim’s pregnancy was discovered in mid-July when she complained of a stomach ache and her parents took her to a hospital.