Alwar: Three people have been arrested in the alleged gangrape of a woman here. (Also read: ‘Nirbhaya Case Was Blown Out of Proportion,’ Says Sheila Dikshit)
Alwar DSP Jagmohan Sharma told ANI, “Three people have been arrested. Fourteen teams are working on the case. The woman has registered her statement.”
Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the government of Rajasthan over reported police inaction in the alleged gangrape.
The men have been arrested under the IT Act for uploading a clip of the incident. A leading portal said those arrested have been identified as Ashok Gujjar, Mukesh Gujjar and Inderaj Gujjar. Two others are on the run.
According to police, Mukesh is responsible for circulating the video of the gangrape on social media.
On April 26, the woman was raped by five men in front of her husband in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. The culprits allegedly beat up the couple, disrobed them and also filmed the rape.
After failing to extort money for the video clip, they uploaded the clip on social media. The incident took place when the woman was travelling on a motorbike with her husband and the suspects stopped them on the Thanagazi-Alwar bypass.
Then they dragged the couple to an isolated area where they raped the woman for hours.
An FIR was lodged on May 2 under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and SC/ST Act against five accused.
Reports say that the BJP which is in opposition in the state has accused the Congress government of suppressing the matter in view of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on the other hand, was quoted as saying, “The state government is committed for women safety. Nearly a dozen police teams have been formed to arrest the accused and one arrest has been made. The victim and her family are given protection.”