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Rape accused claims he was beaten up by jail officials

Ansari forcibly entered the flat where victim was living,and raped her after robbing her at knife point.

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 12, 2013 4:29 am

Mohammed Badshah Ansari,arrested for allegedly raping a Spanish woman in Mumbai last year,Wednesday told the court that he was beaten up in the Arthur Road jail by the official there.

“We filed an application in the court that there was a custodial ill-treatment and he was beaten up in the jail,” said his lawyer,advocate Lokesh Zade. The court asked the jail authorities to take appropriate steps and provide him with medical treatment,advocate Zade said.

The court Wednesday recorded Badshah’s statement under section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code,wherein the accused is given a chance to explain the circumstances and the allegations.

According to prosecution,last November Ansari forcibly entered the flat where victim was living,and raped her after robbing her at knife point.

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