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Bandra rape case: Spaniard identifies her rapist

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 9:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
The Bandra police have conducted an identification parade (IP) in the sensational rape and robbery case of a 27-year-old Spanish woman at the Arthur Road jail.

The Bandra police have conducted an identification parade (IP) in the sensational rape and robbery case of a 27-year-old Spanish woman at the Arthur Road jail. The victim identified accused Mohammad Badshah alias Mohammad Ismail Ansari, 30, as the culprit.

The police said the IP was conducted under the supervision of an executive magistrate of Andheri. “The victim was asked to recognise the culprit who allegedly raped and robbed her. On seeing Ansari, she said she was 100% sure that he was the one,” said an officer.

“As per the rules, the suspected person was made to stand along with a few others resembling his face and wearing similar clothes. The victim was asked to recognise the culprit from the line-up,” added the officer. “Now, we will request court for Ansari’s custody for further investigation.”

Another officer said, “The case has become stronger as the victim recognised Ansari immediately from all those lined up and doesn’t have the slightest of doubt that he was the one who entered her flat and raped and robbed her.”

Ansari was arrested on Tuesday and produced before a magistrate’s court in Bandra on Wednesday where he was remanded in judicial custody for two days. He allegedly raped the Spaniard at knifepoint in the wee hours of Monday and fled with her valuables, camera, wrist watch and cash.

As of now, the police have not recovered the stolen booty. The police have also collected Ansari’s DNA samples to match with the DNA recovered from the victim’s house. The police had collected bedsheets, a towel, cigarette butts and a few other items for the DNA tests and sent them to Kalina forensic science laboratory.




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