Me­wat mur­ders-rape had no beef an­gle: CBI

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro - Vivek Gupta vivek.gupta@hin­dus­tan­

PANCHKULA :The Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) in its chargesheet has de­bunked the beef an­gle in the mur­der of a Mus­lim cou­ple and the gang rape of their two nieces in Me­wat in Au­gust 2016.

The cen­tral in­ves­ti­ga­tion agency had sub­mit­ted the chargesheet in a CBI court, Panchkula, a few days ago. The chargesheet says that the in­ci­dent was the hand­i­work of four gang­sters, as­so­ci­ated with the no­to­ri­ous Axle gang, who con­fessed to their role in the Dinger­heri in­ci­dent af­ter they were ar­rested by the Gur­gaon po­lice in Septem­ber last year in an­other case.

The CBI had then taken them in its cus­tody on pro­duc­tion re­mand.

The chargesheet says the in­volve­ment of th­ese crim­i­nals has been proved on the ba­sis of sci­en­tific ev­i­dence, in­clud­ing match­ing of DNA pro­files of the accused with that of se­men found on the rape vic­tims’ clothes.

On Au­gust 24 that year, the 40-year-old farmer and his wife were thrashed to death while their two nieces, aged 21 and 16, were raped by four armed men, at Dinger­heri vil­lage of Me­wat’s Nuh sub­di­vi­sion. One of the youths was sus­pected to be a mem­ber of a gau rak­shak (cow pro­tec­tion) out­fit.

Pardeep Ra­paria, lawyers of the sus­pects, said, “The case was un­nec­es­sar­ily given a com­mu­nal colour. I have moved an ap­pli­ca­tion in the CBI court to dis­charge them.”


Nearly two weeks af­ter the

crime, one of the gang rape vic­tims on Septem­ber 10 had claimed that the at­tack­ers told her that they were pun­ish­ing the fam­ily for eat­ing beef.

On Septem­ber 14, the vic­tims also iden­ti­fied the four lo­cal youths in a court-mon­i­tored iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­rade.

How­ever, the CBI claimed in the chargesheet that one of the vic­tim had iden­ti­fied as an Axle gang mem­ber, Jai Bhag­wan. “She said she can also iden­tify other accused gang­sters,” reads the CBI chargesheet. The other three gang­sters charged with the crime are Hemant (Dharmu), Vi­nay (Lambu) and Ajay Chauhan (Munna).

The spe­cial CBI court of Jagdeep Singh de­ferred the mat­ter to Fe­bru­ary 27 af­ter all the accused present in the case were handed over copies of the chargesheet on Tuesday. The court also di­rected the probe agency to fin­ish its in­ves­ti­ga­tion soon.


The po­lice filed a chargesheet against the four lo­cal youths in Novem­ber 2016 charg­ing them with gang rape and mur­der.

Af­ter their fam­ily ex­pressed dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the po­lice probe and NGOs and po­lit­i­cal par­ties de­manded proper probe into the mat­ter, the state govern­ment had handed over the case to the CBI in De­cem­ber that year.

The CBI chal­lan says that dur­ing the course of in­ves­ti­ga­tion, blood sam­ples of the four lo­cal youths were sent to the Cen­tral Foren­sic Science Lab­o­ra­tory (CFSL), New Delhi, for match­ing with the DNA pro­files of the vic­tims but they did not match.

It stated that noth­ing in­crim­i­nat­ing has emerged so far against th­ese sus­pects ex­cept oral state­ments of the vic­tims and their fam­ily mem­bers.

The chal­lan also says that the names of the four emerged af­ter the fam­ily mem­bers stated that the farmer’s wife dis­closed th­ese names be­fore her death.

The cen­tral in­ves­ti­ga­tion agency has at­tached a re­port of the AIIMS med­i­cal board which opined that due to se­vere head in­jury, the woman can’t be cer­ti­fied med­i­cally/men­tally fit to give valid oral state­ment. It, how­ever, says that the probe is on ma­te­rial facts.

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