Published On : Thu, Jan 24th, 2013

Four dacoits who raped 18-year-old in Kuhi behind bars

Sleepless nights of six days bring success for Nagpur rural police

Nagpur News : Six days, three search operations and painstaking efforts of 11 police investigation squad consisting of 25 police personnel finally brought success to Nagpur rural SP Manoj Sharma’s mission to crack the case of an 18-year-old gang rape by six armed dacoits who also had looted five families under the jurisdiction of Kuhi police station on January 18.

Police sources informed that one of the accused sister helped police to nab the gang.

Though the dacoits were successful in giving slip to three search operations of police, finally four among five accused are now behind the bars. Sharma assured that they will be soon taking the fifth accused in their custody.

Interestingly, all the accused are relatives. Chachhu Bhosale (22) and Aatish Bhosale (26) alias ten-ten, both resident of Champa in Kuhi, are cousin while Dinesh Chavhan, a resident of Jhiri in Harda district of MP is brother-in-law of absconding accused Ravi. Fourth accused, Gulabchand Bhosale alias Ninaki (23) is also in relation to Chachhu and Aatish. All four are married. Among five, Dinesh, Ravi and Ten-ten raped the girl.

Sharma said that they work on seven theories to crack the case. None except the rape victim could give any identification of the accused to police.

Clarifying the allegations made on the police that cops reached the spot late on January 18, Sharma told that they have called the person who had first made the call to police. The first call was made at around 10.30 and within minutes, cops reached the spot.

Sharma and his team had adopted a go-slow but careful plan to crack the case. Cops work on many clues but failed to find anything.

“Since all the dcaoits were wearing scarf, none of the victims could gave us their identification. Its only the rape victim who told that one of the accused has long hairs and that helped police to firs nab Aatish who has long hairs,” said Sharma praising the girl for his courage to come fore in the investigation.

The victims told police that the dacoits spoke a mixed language (few words of Marathi and more of Hindi) and thus cops first suspect the accused from Chattisgarh. Later on further studying the modus operandi used for the dacoity, cops supposed the involvement of Pardhi community,” said Sharma.

Parallel investigations by Kuhi police inspector PI Hake and local crime branch police inspector PI Rajn Pali under additional SP Prakash Jadhav assured the involvement of Pardhi community in the crime.

Many people from nearby Champa village were rounded-up for interrogation days. “Finally, we got a breakthrough when one of them hinted a clue about the accused,” said Sharma.

Keeping aside sleepless nights, the rural police team target was to nab the accused as soon as possible. Umred PI Suresh BHoyar, played a very important role in taking some Pardhi tribe people into his confidence. Those people helped him to communicate with other people and also nab all four.

A police team also interrogated one of the accused family members about their whereabouts. Police sources said that only of the accused was carrying cell phone. The took his sister into confidence and would ask her to dial his number after particular gap that helped them to get their location.

Finally, cops set a trap near Jhiri but all five escaped barely 20 minutes before police reach the spot.

However, thinking that the accused might have not travelled much distance, police team spread every where and nabbed the accused near Tukaittha railway station in Bruhanpur district.

Police said that the accused confessed to the crime and told that they have gone with the attention of dacoity and not rape. The accused informed police that they had gone for a panchayat held in Champa village where they planned the dacoity with Bhosale’s. The accused first studied the area and houses where to commit dacoity.

After committing the heinous crime, the dacoits walked seven kilometres to Champa where they had drinks together and three of them, who rape the girl, burnt their clothes in bonfire to destroy the evidence.

On Sunday morning, all four boarded the bus for Madhya Pradesh.

Police are still busy digging out the past records of the accused.