Two arrested in Gurgaon gangrape, woman recounts horror

The police first nabbed Yogendra, after which Amit was arrested a few hours later, while their accomplice, Jaikesh, is still on the run, said Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2017 11:53 pm

Nine days after a woman was gangraped and her nine-month-old baby flung to the ground and killed to smother her cries, the police today arrested two of the three men allegedly responsible for the double crime.

The police nabbed Yogendra from his hideout in Gurgaon, while Amit was arrested a few hours later from the city, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said, adding their accomplice, Jaikesh, is still on the run.

Admitting lapses on the part of the police in acting promptly on the victim’s complaint, Khirwar said that one woman sub-inspector had been suspended.

All the three accused had come to Gurgaon from Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh recently, the police commissioner said.

As the police pieced together the narrative behind the May 29 gangrape and murder in the industrial area of Manesar, the woman recounted her four-hour horror, a short distance away from the bustling “millennium town” of Gurgaon.

“My child died but I never got to know,” she told reporters outside the police station in a chilling matter-of-fact tone.

She was on her way to her parental house at Khandsa village when she was first given a lift in a truck. The truck driver also molested her but dropped her off on the busy NH 8 as she put up strong resistance. That’s when the three evidently drunk men spotted her and offered to drop her home.

“When I was waiting, the three men were drinking beer and approached me in a tempo, asking where I was going alone. They started attacking me…When my child started crying, they tried to smother my baby. And then they threw her on the footpath. I requested them to stop, saying my child is crying. After that they raped me on the road.”

Their job done, the men left the woman after raping her for four hours. Not realising that her baby had died, she went back to the spot where they had flung the baby, picked her up and went to a hospital where doctors declared her dead.

It was a new day by then.

Unwilling to give up, the young mother picked up her baby, got on to a Delhi Metro with the lifeless body to take her to a hospital in Delhi and later returned to the MG Road Metro Station, on Gurgaon’s glittering Mall Mile, where her husband was waiting.

“I did not believe my daughter had died and I travelled with the dead child to a hospital in South Delhi’s Hauz Rani area and later returned to M G Road metro station with the dead body,” she said.

Her story underscoring once again the vulnerability of women in the National Capital Region and the lack of effective police action, the young woman said there was no police patrol in sight through that endless night.

“There may have been some laxity or lapse in adding the charges of rape to the case. We are taking action against the officials. One lady sub inspector has been suspended. It was also found that there was delay in medical and other processes… during investigation,” Khirwar admitted.

The police also reportedly did not register an FIR of gangrape initially but included the charge five days after the incident.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed and was on the trail of Yogendra’s accomplices in the Magic Tempo, a four-wheeled mini auto. Prima facie, all three accused were involved in the murder of the baby. The post mortem says the death of the baby was caused by smothering and external injury, he said.

The trio had given the victim a lift and taken her to a secluded spot in Manesar, where they took turns to rape her on the ground, he said.

Yogendra told the police that they had been drinking beer and were inebriated when they came upon the young woman – also 23 like another young woman who was picked up on the night of December 16, 2012, from a Delhi bus-stop.

From IMT Manesar chowk, they took her to a service lane at NH-8. “They turned back the Magic Tempo at sector-8 outer road after taking food from Rimjim hotel located opposite the road. They then flung the baby, who was crying on a footpath, to avoid public attention,” the Gurgaon police chief said.

Referring to the woman taking the baby to a hospital, he said, “The hospital administration declared the infant dead but didn’t inform the police. We will take legal action against it.”

The accused persons and the woman live in rented accommodations in Bas Khusla village at Manesar. She had left home after an altercation with her husband and neighbours on the night of May 29.

The Gurgaon police has released the sketches of the accused and appealed to the public for their identification.

 

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    Rao BS
    Jun 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm
    This is very disturbing n the accused should be hanged to send a strong message to other rowdy elements in the Capital where crime is happening unabatedly. The victim needs lot of counci as she lost a young baby which is traumatic. Police should have greater concern for poor n uneducated victims who cannot put out proper defence nor explain their condition. Police Stations should have councillors to give a better image of their working style n come to the rescue of victims. Wish State and Central Govts would review the present law n order in Capital Region and take measures to stop these type of heinous crimes against our own sisters and mothers. Nirbhaya act is not proving deferent n stricter punishments need to be thought of besides rehabilitation of the victims with fiscal and psychological support.
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      NRI
      Jun 8, 2017 at 3:34 am
      Why are police always negligent in recording the cases and following up. When the victim brought the dead baby to the hospital, the response should have been instant from the hospital and police. Poor woman had to go to another hospital. Were the staff in the first hospital heartless?
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        John Johnny
        Jun 8, 2017 at 2:47 am
        The Gau brigade will not come forward to save this mother. They are silent. Only cow they will save.
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          Sai Baba
          Jun 8, 2017 at 3:48 am
          Will the Christian brigade come forward to save this mother !
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            Jaaaani
            Jun 8, 2017 at 5:36 am
            The Christian brigade cannot come forward to save anyone as in the name of saving the humanity they are perpetuating sins raping children in the Christian churches. They are busy raping kids. And all in the name of world's firs there terrorist Jesus who was hanged and nailed to cross for spreading jihad.
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              Pog
              Jun 8, 2017 at 8:42 am
              You stupid north Indian animals, you have no culture or shame. Can't protect your women, can't take care of your plastic eating cows! A land where a cow is more important than the life of a woman and her child is cursed. I hope the gods punish all you evil north indians. You are not fit to be considered human.
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              IslamForFooools
              Jun 8, 2017 at 5:49 am
              Tere ma ki ch000t kejriwal ka L u n d chus , wo responsible hai isme liye, bulle ke baaal
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              Subrata
              Jun 8, 2017 at 2:37 am
              As disgusting and as heart-wrenching as these incidents in India are, they keep happening. India has a eunuch political system that depends on centuries old laws enacted by the British – laws that do not work in today’s world of progressive (sic) India. Indian lawmakers need to wake up and enact laws that will treat these cases in the fastest possible way through a SEPARATE court system set up for that specific purpose within weeks or months and NOT years. The mandatory punishment for rapists should be hard labour for life, and, wherever a kil is involved, as in this case of that little 9-month old girl, there should be mandatory death sentence that should be carried out within months, and not years. All those policemen and women who do not help such victims should not only lose their jobs, but put in jail with hard labour for at least 10 years, and not simply “suspended.” Wake up, India!
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                ABC
                Jun 8, 2017 at 2:05 am
                As usual the culprits are from the most tolerant n peaceful religion on this planet earth. Please hang these Bastrds or ask the Goo rakshaks to lynch them or send them to slaughter houses to be skinned n fed to hungry tigers in the zoo in full public view.
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                  Jaaaani
                  Jun 8, 2017 at 5:38 am
                  ANC there you go stop spreading hatred in the name of Jesus who was born out of wedlock when Mary was romping Greek soldiers. Do you know 70 million rape cases against child molester Christian padre priests and you talk about others?
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                  Kulmohan Singh
                  Jun 8, 2017 at 1:02 am
                  Why do the ridicule people like kejriwal who say they want to focus on instal more CCTV for women security ?
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                    som d (som dhaval)
                    Jun 8, 2017 at 1:00 am
                    Burn them alive, need no trial no drama.
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                      Rao BS
                      Jun 8, 2017 at 3:10 pm
                      Yes. They are to be punished immediately to prevent others to repeat these type of heinous crimes. Hang them in public
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                      dv1936
                      Jun 8, 2017 at 12:27 am
                      Hang the rascals within seven days, if you want to send a clear message.
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