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Noida gang rape: 6th man held,five sent to custody

The court of chief judicial magistrate Ajay Kumar Tripathi on Wednesday sent the five accused in the gang rape of an MBA student to 14 days of judicial custody.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | Noida |
January 8, 2009 1:44:54 am

The court of chief judicial magistrate Ajay Kumar Tripathi on Wednesday sent the five accused in the gang rape of an MBA student to 14 days of judicial custody.

The five would be lodged in Ghaziabad’s Dasna Jail; the Noida police have sought their police custody for further interrogation.

While a sixth person,one Little,was arrested today,four more accused are still at large. The 10 allegedly picked up the South Delhi-based woman from near Great India Place mall in Noida’s Sector 39 on Monday evening,took her to a field nearby and then raped her.

The five were arrested on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Police (City) Ashok Tripathi said Little,like the others also a resident of Garhi Chowkhandi village,was hiding in Noida. “We hope to make more arrests soon.”

Noida police claimed to have recovered three countrymade pistols and two knives from the accused along with cricket bats and stumps — they were reportedly returning home after a cricket match in Meerut on Monday evening. A senior officer said the court would take up the matter of police custody of the accused on Friday.

Meanwhile,there was still confusion about the exact age of the victim. “The FIR copy says it is between 20 and 22 years,” the officer said.

According to the FIR lodged by the victim’s friend,the two were returning home — the woman lives in Lajpat Nagar — in her Wagon R car when the miscreants attacked them and picked her up.

The National Commission for Women has meanwhile formed an inquiry team to look into the incident.

The Commission’s team members,Neeva Konwar and Wansuk Syiem,visited the crime spot today.

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