Police fail to file chargesheet against students in rape case

The city police on Thursday failed to file the chargesheet in a court here in a gang rape of a minor girl in which six law students of Jamia Millia Islamia University were arrested last month.

The court sources said police had conveyed that they would file the chargesheet on Thursday.

Police still have over one month time to submit the chargesheet as the accused were arrested in December 2012.

The chargesheet can be filed within 90 days of arrest.

The six law students, alleged to have gang raped the minor girl for over two months while keeping her hostage in one of the accused’s house, were sent to Tihar Jail till January 30.

“The accused persons are remanded to 14 days of judicial custody,” the court said.
On December 4, 2012, police had arrested five persons, Pulkit Chaudhary, Amandeep, Sharad Shekhar Tomar, Roopansu and Vikas Punia, all pursuing law from Jamia, after a complaint was registered with Defence Colony police station in South Delhi on September 15 by the victim’s mother.

Police later arrested the sixth accused Prateek Singh Choudhary.

He was even identified by the victim, who was studying in class 11, during the test identification parade.

The girl’s mother had told police that her daughter, had not returned home after attending school on September 15, 2012.

Initially, a case of kidnapping was registered but following the girl’s recovery after two months, she said on the fateful night she had accompanied her friend Amit Gautam to his flat where she was held captive and gang raped.

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