5th accused in Alwar gangrape case arrested from Mathura
Jaipur: The fifth accused in the Alwar gangrape case has been arrested from Mathura, police said on Thursday, even as opposition parties held protests against the Rajasthan government for allegedly covering up the matter due to the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
A judicial magistrate recorded the victim's statement on Thursday under CrPc section 164, DSP (Alwar Rural) Jagmohan Sharma said.
The accused, Hansraj Gurjar, was arrested Wednesday night, while search for the prime accused, Chhote Lal Gurjar, is still on, the DSP said.
Four other accused --Indra Raj Gurjar, Ashok Gurjar, Mahesh Gurjar and Mukesh Gurjar -- have been arrested so far, the police officer said.
The gangrape evoked sharp criticism from all sections of the society, with political parties protests holding protests in various parts of the state, including Ajmer, Alwar, Swai Madhopur and Churu. They cornered the Rajasthan government for allegedly covering up the matter due to Lok Sabha elections in the state.
BJP leaders said went to the Collectorate Circle Thursday to present a memorandum to the district collector, but he was not available.
Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Rajasthan government and the state DGP in connection with the alleged rape of a Dalit woman by five men in front of her husband in Alwar.
"The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that a Dalit woman was allegedly raped by five men after tying up her husband in Thanagaji area of Alwar district in Rajasthan on April 26. Reportedly, despite having registered an FIR in the matter, police did not take any action for four days because of elections on May 6," the rights panel said in a statement on Wednesday.