The police are yet to arrest the two Indian Army jawans, who had allegedly raped the 14-year-old girl in a moving Howrah-Amritsar Mail.
Sources said the investigating officers are facing trouble in identifying the jawans. The police officers had sought help of the Railways to get information about the jawans from their data of passengers list. But it could not be provided as the compartment where the girl was raped was booked only for jawans and in such cases no information about each every jawans remain available with the Railways.
Police spoke to the girl and portrait parley of the accused have been prepared based on her description.
The portrait parleys have been sent to all police stations and senior police officers of the adjacent districts including Jharkhand.
It may be mentioned that GRP officers had rescued the girl from inside the compartment when the train had reached Madhupur station in Jharkhand.
She was later brought to Howrah, where she underwent necessary medical tests and she gave statement before the Howrah Court under section 164 of CrPC.
There were three army jawans in the compartment. One of the trios – Manjrish Tripathy – was arrested. But the other two had managed to flee. Tripathy, who was remanded in the custody of the police for 7 days on Tuesday, underwent a medical test on Wednesday in Howrah Hospital. But he failed to provide any clue about the other two. It is learnt that though the other two, who are at large, were also army jawans, but Tripathy claimed that he didn’t know them.
According to a senior police officer, the police have contacted their counterparts in Asansol and Madhupur. The police have also sought help of the Indian Army for identification of the two jawans.