Search on for 4th accused, city lawyers deny to take case of gangrape accused

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Nov 2017 12:42:40


Staff Reporter,

The fourth accused involved in sensational loot and gangrape incident with an 18-year-old girl, daughter of a policeman, near RPF post at Habibganj Railway Station on the eve of Foundation Day of State is still at large and GRP Habibganj are yet to trace him.

Meanwhile, key accused Golu Bihari (25), who was taken on two-day police remand, was again produced in the District Court on Saturday after his remand ended on Saturday. He was again taken on four-day police remand, said Hemant Shrivastava, SHO (GRP) Bhopal Railway Station. Two accused Amar and Rajesh were already sent to judicial remand.

On Saturday, lawyers of Bhopal District and Sessions Court have decided not to fight case from accused side in gangrape case. Besides, President of District Bar Association calling it a very heinous crime, has also appealed the advocates not to fight their case in the court.
President of District Bar Association and member of MP Bar Council Rajesh Vyas said, “Bhopal advocates are deeply hurt by the incident. So they have decided not to fight the cases from accused side. I have also appealed the advocates not to defend the accused in the matter. It is very heinous crime so they especially young advocates have decided not to fight the case. I being President of District Bar Association, I too support their stand and appeal to all the advocates for the same.”

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Vivek Tankha, in his statement, opposed the decision of advocates of District Bar Association saying that this step would further weaken the gangrape case and the accused would not get maximum punishment which they deserve. Advocates should take this case in their hand and then present all the facts in the court.

Minor rape victim delivers baby The victim remained tight-lipped for nine months. However, a couple of days ago following abdomen pain, her parents took her to JP Hospital where doctors told them that she is pregnant. The victim delivered a baby girl in the hospital after which one stop crisis centre, Gauravi, submitted her written statement at Habibganj police station and finally the case was registered there. Surprisingly, the rape survivor didn’t know the identity of accused who outraged her modesty therefore the case has been registered against unidentified accused and further investigation is on in the case to establish identity of accused. Meanwhile, victim’s elder sister, who is married and lives in New Delhi, came to Bhopal after getting information of the incident and she is willing to take responsibility of her younger sister’s newborn girl child.