Aman Vihar gangrape: Families of accused say they don’t have money to fight case

A day after four men were detained for allegedly raping two teenage girls in outer Delhi’s Aman Vihar, family members of two of the accused said they had no money to defend them.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 17, 2016 4:16 am

A day after four men were detained for allegedly raping two teenage girls in outer Delhi’s Aman Vihar, family members of two of the accused said they had no money to defend them.

Two of the accused were arrested and two others, who are juveniles, apprehended Thursday. Another accused is on the run. All of them are residents of Aman Vihar. “I don’t know whether he is guilty or not. But I am so poor that I can’t afford to fight my brother’s case,” said Rajnish, brother of accused Manish. Rajnish works as a part-time labourer.

According to police, the five men had raped the two girls in front of their friends, in an open area in Prem Nagar Wednesday evening. The family of one of the juveniles said he had dropped out of school after Class V, when he fell into bad company. “I knew something bad would happen… and it has,” said his father, a factory worker. Meanwhile, family members of the absconding accused said they would hand him over to police whenever he came back.