The 19-year-old telephone operator, who was allegedly gang raped by five persons in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound on July 31, has told the police that two of the five accused had allegedly committed unnatural sex with her.
The police will also record supplementary statement of the victim to get a clarity on the sequence of events.
According to sources, the victim has claimed that last two persons who committed the heinous act had also committed unnatural sex with her.
“The victim was under tremendous trauma when she had given her statement. We would be again taking statement of the victim to get a clarity. Since a considerable time has passed since the offence had taken place, it would be important for us to get circumstantial evidences to build up a strong case,” said an officer from NM Joshi Marg police station, requesting anonymity.
He added to bolster their case in the court of law the police would gather call data records of the accused persons and would get details of the mobile tower locations on July 31.
“Efforts are on to recover the dupatta of the victim that was used by the accused persons to tie her friend. We had taken the victim to the spot and she has shown us the place where the offence had taken place.
Accordingly we had taken the help of the forensic experts to get evidence from the scene of offence. We would also get potency test of the minor accused involved in this case done,” the officer said.
Interestingly, the minor suspect involved in this case was identified through a blade scratch mark that was on his hand.
“Victim’s friend had identified Salim Ansari, Kasim Sheikh and Vijay Jadhav through their photographs. He told us that while he was in a scuffle with the accused persons, he noticed that one of the accused persons had a big blade scratch mark on his hand.
Since we had rounded up several suspects after the August 22 gang rape case, we have also rounded up a minor and knew that he also had a scratch mark on his hand. We then showed his photograph to the victim and his friend who immediately identified him. After they identified the minor, he was arrested in this case,” said a police source.
When asked whether Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) will be applied in this case, senior police inspector Sudhakar Ghagre of the NM Joshi Marg police station said, “The accused persons involved in this case have past criminal records.
We will have to take a legal opinion whether acts such as MCOCA of Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities can be applied in this case. On the face of it, it does seem to be an organised gang operating in that isolated area targeting unsuspecting victims.”