Judge inspects place where epileptic minor raped
The five accused Mukesh, Deepak, Ravinder, Rajeev and Prabhans Yadav, who are lodged in Tihar Jail, are facing trial for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping the minor girl.
New Delhi: The police failure to prepare the
site plan of an offence of the gangrape of a minor epileptic
girl during the probe into it today prompted a judge trying
the case to personally visit various spots linked to the crime
"in the interest of justice."
Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau, who is conducting
the trial in the case, visited a slum at Jahangir Puri in
North West Delhi from where the girl had been kidnapped and
several other places, including the one where the girl had
allegedly been held captive for several days and gangraped by
five people last year.
The other places visited by the judge included the place
from where the victim was left after the incident and the
place from where the girl`s father had called up the police to
have an idea of the distance between Jahangir Puri police
station and the scene of the crime.
"Spot inspection of the jhuggi clusters at Jahangir Puri
has been conducted by the court duly accompanied by public
prosecutor, defence counsel and the investigating officer.
These places have been duly inspected and observations
regarding relevant facts prepared," the court said, fixing the
matter for additional arguments tomorrow.
The five accused Mukesh, Deepak, Ravinder, Rajeev and
Prabhans Yadav, who are lodged in Tihar Jail, are facing trial
for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping the minor girl.
The judge decided to visit the scene of crime saying that
no site plan has been placed on record either by the
prosecution or by the defence on the basis of which the
controversies can be determined and decided.
"The controversies revolving around these issues are
material and in the interest of justice in order to appreciate
the evidence on these aspects in the present trial it has
become necessary for the court to visit and inspect the
following spots / places," the judge said.
The court, meanwhile, directed the authorities not to
produce accused Prabhans Yadav in court till his presence was
found necessary. The court issued the direction due to his
violent acts and aggressive behaviour in the court room.
"I am compelled to take up the file again as Prabhans
Yadav has started creating a ruckus by raising slogans in loud
voice saying `mere case ka faisla karo, mere case ka faisla
karo` (decide my case). While raising such slogans and
shouting, his body language is highly aggressive," the court
It added the case is at its final stage and the presence
of accused is not necessary.
The judge asked Yadav to restrain himself from indulging
in such kind of behaviour. Even on earlier occasions, he and
the other co-accused had been creating such kind of scenes in
the court, prompting the judge to direct their appearance
through video conferencing.