Prime accused in Manipal rape case remanded to JC

Prime accused in Manipal rape case remanded to JC

The Principal Civil Judge (senior division) and Chief Judicial Magistrate Nagajyoti K A remanded Yogesh Poojary, the prime accused in the Manipal gang rape case, to judicial custody till July 15.

The Magistrate has also permitted for DNA test on the accused and his detention in Shimoga jail following the appeal from the investigating officials.

Yogesh was discharged from KMC Manipal and was immediately arrested by the police. He was produced before Principal Civil Judge (senior division) and Chief Judicial Magistrate Nagajyoti K A at her residence.

Yogesh, who is one among the three accused attempted suicide before confessing his crime to IGP (western range) over phone. He was immediately traced in the foothills near Athradi and was immediately admitted in KMC, Manipal. He had consumed pesticide and his condition continued to be critical until recently and he was on life supporting system in ICU. He was declared out of danger only couple of days ago by the doctors. He was released from the hospital in the morning on Thursday following which he was arrested by the police. He was produced before CJM at her residence.

The government hospital doctor Amaranth who conducted the general check-up of the accused certified that his health condition is normal. He is treated in KMC, Manipal, for his illness and is completely out of danger.

Investigating official Manipal CPI Sadananda Tippanannvar told Deccan Herald that the accused was interrogated following his discharge from the hospital and arrest. He was released from the hospital at around 7.45 am. His confession statement against the crime is recorded. The clothes worn by him during crime and his mobile phone used during crime is confiscated.

“We had appealed before the court for his  DNA test and the court has permitted. His blood sample has been collected for the test. We had also requested for detaining him in the jail outside the district. He is shifted immediately to Shimoga jail”.

The other two accused Hariprasad Poojary and Anand have been remanded to judicial custody till July 15 by CJM court. Both the accused are in Shimoga jail. The other two were arrested against the charges of tampering the crime evidences, Balachandra Poojary and Harindra Poojary are also under judicial custody till July 15. Balachandra Poojary and Harindra Poojary are the brothers of Yogesh and Hariprasad.

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