Two more arrested in TISS rape case

April 17th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Apr.17 (ANI): Two of the absconding accused in the TISS rape case were nabbed by the Mumbai police on Friday.

The two accused — Hershverdhan and J S Bhullar — had reportedly escaped to Jamshedpur after the incident.

Five out of the six accused in TISS rape case are now in police custody, but police are yet to bring into custody the one remaining accused.

The six boys, accused of raping the TISS student from the US, never thought that the girl would complain to the police about being sexually abused.

In fact, during their interrogation, the three boys - who have been in police custody since Tuesday, said that the girl behaved so normally after the incident that they didn’t think she would file a police complaint.

They were so emboldened that they even gave the girl a contraceptive pill after the rape, and the fact that she consumed it without saying anything, assured them that she was not going to file a police complaint, a Trombay police officer disclosed.

The victim had gone partying with her hostel-mate, Annie Brown, and five of Browns male friends on Saturday. The group ate and drank at Deonars Cafe XO, where the victim was allegedly forced to drink beyond her capacity, after which she and the five boys proceeded to Andheri. There, the group crashed at the Seven Bungalows flat of a friend - the sixth accused - identified as a certain Kundan Gohain, who is a student at Rajiv Gandhi Engineering College in Versova.

The girl soon fell unconscious and was allegedly raped by the six boys. The boys had decided at Cafe XO itself that they were going to sexually abuse the girl once they reached Andheri. That is why they kept insisting that she drink some more.

According to a Times Now report, the five boys who accompanied the girl from TISS have been identified as Vinamra Soni (a student at Jai Hind college), Jaskaran Singh Bhullar alias Karan (student at HR College), Hershvardhan (student at Sydenham college), Anish Borkataki (student at SP Jain Management and Research Institute) and Darayaus Colabawala (student at Hinduja college, and whom the victim identifies as Devsi).

All the five boys were staying at the International Boys Hostel at Churchgate, the police said.

The Trombay police produced the three accused in the Kurla court on Thursday. The court has remanded them to police custody till April 28. (ANI)

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