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Eve-teasing deaths: accused face more charges

After having charged the four accused for the murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez,the D N Nagar Police on Monday added charges of outraging the modesty of a woman and criminal intimidation.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 8, 2011 3:58:31 am

Express News Service

Mumbai,NOVEMBER 7

After having charged the four accused for the murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez,the D N Nagar Police on Monday added charges of outraging the modesty of a woman and criminal intimidation.

The move to add the other charges comes after the police recorded the statements of Keenan’s girlfriend Priyanka Fernandes and Mahbeesh Shaikh,two of the three girls who were present during the incident.

The police had earlier charged the four accused —Jeetendra Rana,Sunil Both,Deepak Piswal and Satish Durgraj — with murder,causingp hurt with a dangerous weapon and common intent. The police have now slapped Sections 509 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code — the former deals with word or gesture intended to outrage the modesty of a woman,while the latter deals with criminal intimidation.

On Monday,the investigating officer recorded Priyanka and Mahbeesh’s statements,and then decided to add supplementary sections. The other statements of all members of Keenan and Reuben’s group have also been recorded.

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