Shimla rape and murder case: One more suspect detained as anger grows 

The postmortem report of the victim has already confirmed rape and her death by strangulation. The report also revealed about her broken legs and arms, and deep injuries all over her face and body.

Written by Ashwani Sharma | Shimla/kotkhai | Published:July 12, 2017 7:45 pm

 

shimla rape, shimla rape case, rape, delhi gangrape, nirbhaya, nirbhaya gangrape “This is slightly different from Delhi’s Nirbhaya case from investigation point of view, though gravity-wise equally barbaric or even grave and brutal,” said police.

The Special Investigation Team has detained one more suspect in the alleged rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla, taking the total number of men detained in the case to five. The class X student was reported missing by her parents on July 4 after she did not return from school. Today’s detention comes amid protests and growing public anger as police investigation has not led to any major breakthrough in the case.

Inspector General of Police (South) Zahur Zaidi, who is heading the SIT, said, “We have certain unquestionable leads on which a thorough job was being done with help of locals. One more suspect was rounded up today. All we (SIT) are looking for is prosecutable evidence. The police will not do a patch-work in the case that has raised such a public outcry. Thus, the case will be so strong that guilty get maximum punishments under the law.”

The SIT picked up leads after sustained interrogation of the four youths who were detained earlier. They confirmed to the police that the girl was kidnapped while she was on her way back home from school on July 4. She was driven in a vehicle by the accused and allegedly raped her inside a house, and later brutally tortured her to death. Her body was dumped in the Haliala forests.

The police have been able to identify the house where the crime was committed and also the vehicle used to carry her body to the Halaila forests. Police have seized mobiles phones of the suspects and their call details were being analysed.

The postmortem report of the victim has already confirmed rape and her death by strangulation. The report also revealed about her broken legs and arms, and deep injuries all over her face and body. “This is slightly different from Delhi’s Nirbhaya case from the investigation point of view, though gravity-wise equally barbaric or even grave and brutal,” Zaidi said.

The incident has triggered so much anger in the area that the police was forced to take the suspects to an undisclosed location for interrogations. Police, however, said full security would be given to the suspects.

On Wednesday, a mass silent protest was held in Shimla under the banner of All Youth Federation Upper Shimla demanding justice for the victim’s family. “It’s such a crime in Devbhumi that guilty must be hanged. There is huge anger brewing up in Kotkhai, Rohu, Jubbal, Kotgarh, Chopal, Rampur, Balson, Deha and Chopal. Everyone has just one voice – hang the culprits whoever they are,” said Pawan Khimta and Nitim Rathore who were part of the protests.

Protests were also held at Nahan (Sirmaur) and Janjeli (Mandi) over the failure of the police to arrest the culprits even after six days following the recovery of the body. BJP leader Dr Rajeev Bindal, who led the protest at Nahan, demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for ‘failure of law and order situation’. He alleged the police was still groping in the dark for want of evidence. “Look at the plight of the victim’s parents. The students of her school have refused to go to classes seeking justice for the girl,” Bindal said.

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    Meh Ryan
    Jul 13, 2017 at 3:26 am
    According to one study, Christian church pastors padre are biggest rapists. A Baylor University study of clergy secxual misconduct found that 30 percent of female church members who were surveyed said they had been subjected to inappropriate secxual advances or actions from Christian clergy Christian padre priests at some point in their lives. Additionally, 80 percent of these women said they knew about instances in which clergy secsxual misconduct had happened at a christian church they were attending. The Baylor study confined clergy secsxual misconduct to secxual advances or propositions, so rape and secsxual assault weren’t addressed specifically. However, that means Christian clergy church padre rape even more than these numbers. Carolyn, whose story is documented in the Baylor study, was having a crisis of faith. Her husband suggested she get counseling from her pastor. After the sessions started, the christian pastor priest instead of helping her raped her in church in Altar.
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      Meh Ryan
      Jul 13, 2017 at 3:22 am
      IE will never bring true news when it come and to Christian church raping and spreading slavery as Seema Chisty is a racist secular editor of IE and wife of terroist commie Sitaram Yechuri. CHENNAI: A 60-year-old pastor, who is running a christian charitable church trust in a village in Tiruvallur district was arrested for raping a 20-year-old woman. The woman, an orphan, was staying in a shelter on the christian church premises. Police are inquiring into the christian church pastor secsxually abusing the children staying in the orphanage. Police said inquiries had revealed that the pastor, Sadhu Immanuel, had secxually assaulted another 22-year-old woman staying in the same shelter and had taken her to a private hospital in Red Hills for abortion six months ago. Whenever his family was away, Immanuel used to ask the girls to clean his house and then secxually assault them. He used to do this inside the christian church too. 8 girls and two boys were rescued from him.
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        Dawood Bhai
        Jul 13, 2017 at 3:20 am
        Another story of rape in Christian Church run homes where they rape women and children in fromt of Jesus hanging and nailed statue on cross. Shame on Christianity and Christian church which spreads racism and slavery and then rape them in the name of gospel and Jesus. Amen.
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          dipa
          Jul 13, 2017 at 12:47 am
          These people should have their s cut off and give them in their hands. So disgusting and cheap
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            Ravi
            Jul 13, 2017 at 12:01 am
            People, please have some understanding for the police. There is no point taking people into custody left and right to satisfy public and then the court lets them go. The IGP wants an airtight case and he is correct. This always takes time.
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              Meh Ryan
              Jul 13, 2017 at 3:22 am
              IE will never bring true news when it come and to Christian church raping and spreading slavery as Seema Chisty is a racist secular editor of IE and wife of terroist commie Sitaram Yechuri. CHENNAI: A 60-year-old pastor, who is running a christian charitable church trust in a village in Tiruvallur district was arrested for raping a 20-year-old woman. The woman, an orphan, was staying in a shelter on the christian church premises. Police are inquiring into the christian church pastor secsxually abusing the children staying in the orphanage. Police said inquiries had revealed that the pastor, Sadhu Immanuel, had secxually assaulted another 22-year-old woman staying in the same shelter and had taken her to a private hospital in Red Hills for abortion six months ago. Whenever his family was away, Immanuel used to ask the girls to clean his house and then secxually assault them. He used to do this inside the christian church too. 8 girls and two boys were rescued from him.
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              neel patel
              Jul 12, 2017 at 11:32 pm
              the suspects guilty should be thrown in the hands f public right in front of red fort ,,, the brutality should be met with brutality ,,, did anything changed after nirbhaya
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                Mittu Hashimoto
                Jul 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm
                "...The police will not do a patch-work in the case that has raised such a public outcry." Who interviewed this character, civil services have become a joke
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                  Mohan
                  Jul 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm
                  What are the names of the suspects?
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