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Chargesheet filed in Rewari gangrape case: ‘DNA of three accused match stains on victim’s clothes’

According to police, Pankaj and Manish abducted the teenager while she was walking to her coaching classes and brought her near a tubewell, where Nishu joined them and they sexually assaulted her in the small room adjoining the tubewell.

Prime accused Nishu, Manish and Pankaj, an Army official. (Source: Twitter/ANI)
Prime accused Nishu, Manish and Pankaj, an Army official. (Source: Twitter/ANI)

The chargesheet in the case pertaining to the abduction and gangrape of a 19-year-old girl in Rewari last month states that DNA samples of the three men arrested in the case match with “seminal stains” on the clothing of the victim and swabs collected after the incident.

According to the chargesheet, which was submitted last week, the stains found on the “underwear”, “under-shirt”, and swabs taken from the victim matched with the DNA profile of Manish, Nishu and Pankaj, but not with that of the other three men arrested, namely Sanjeev, Deendayal, and Naveen.

Filed in the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Piyush Sharma in Kanina, the chargesheet names 38 witnesses. Nishu, a local wrestler, was the first among the accused to be arrested.

According to police, Pankaj and Manish abducted the teenager while she was walking to her coaching classes and brought her near a tubewell, where Nishu joined them and they sexually assaulted her in the small room adjoining the tubewell. Deendayal is the owner of the tubewell and had given keys to the small room to the accused, police said.

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Naveen, police said, is a resident of the area who visited the spot during the crime but did not alert police. Police said Sanjeev is a registered doctor who administered first aid to the victim after the assault, but did not inform police about the crime.

The victim has alleged that while abducting her, Pankaj and Manish forced her to drink a liquid that made her unconscious. She has further stated that when she woke up during the assault, she was again made to drink a liquid, following which she lost consciousness.

The chargesheet, however, states that “no common drug/ethyl alcohol” was detected in the victim’s blood or urine. Police sources said “dearth of traces of drugs or alcohol could be attributed to a delay in collecting the samples”.