Mumbai Police take accused to gang rape spot to reconstruct events

Mumbai, Aug.28 (ANI): Mumbai Police on Wednesday took the five accused arrested in connection with the gang rape of 23-year-old photo-journalist to the Shakti Mills compound to reconstruct the sequence of events that led to the crime.

The accused were brought to the crime scene at around 1 p.m. and police questioned them about what happened that day.

The victim, an intern with an English magazine, was allegedly raped by the five accused when she had gone to the desolate Shakti Mills premises on August 22 with a male colleague on an assignment.

Her colleague is a prime witness in the case.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy, who is supervising the investigation, was also present at Mills when the accused were brought there.

The reconstruction of events that led to the crime is also being video-recorded, police sources said.

All five accused - Salim Ansari, Vijay Jadhav, Chand Babu Sattar Shaikh, Mohammed Kasim Hafiz Shaikh alias Kasim Bengali and Siraj Rehman Khan - are in the custody of the Mumbai Crime Branch.

On Tuesday, two teams of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Delhi, and the Gujarat Forensic Science Laboratory, thoroughly examined the crime scene for nearly three hours to gather evidence to build a water-tight case against the accused.

The team from Gujarat also had two psychiatrists who conducted Layered Voice Analysis (LVA) on the accused.

LVA is a technique designed for truth verification and detection of deceit. It helps measure the emotional content of human speech, captured live or extracted from recorded audio.

Police have also conducted searches at the homes of the accused and recovered clothes, including undergarments. (ANI)


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