Vibgyor Case: Gym Instructors Arrested, Skating Coach Let off - The New Indian Express

Vibgyor Case: Gym Instructors Arrested, Skating Coach Let off

Published: 30th July 2014 08:57 AM

Last Updated: 30th July 2014 08:58 AM

BANGALORE: The rape case of a six-year-old student of Vibgyor High took an unexpected turn on Tuesday, with the police exonerating a gym instructor in custody and arresting two others for the crime. City Police Commissioner M N Reddi said Mustafa, arrested earlier, was not present when the rape took place. “The rape has turned out to be a gang-rape,” he disclosed, adding that, the duo confessed during interrogation.

Based on extensive investigations, which involved talking to the victim and scanning all available CCTV footage, police arrested Lalgiri (21) and Wasim Pasha (28). Lalgiri, a resident of Bommanahalli, has worked in the school for two years, while Wasim Pasha, a resident of Marathahalli and native of Gulbarga, has been around for three years. The police have booked the two under Section 376D of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

On July 3, after the other children had left the gym, the duo made the Class 1 student stay back and raped her. “The same was proven by other evidence and the victim’s statement,” Reddi said, adding that, no other cases were pending against the duo. “Mustafa was earlier booked for misbehaviour at Deen’s Academy. That case will continue. In the present case, investigations have ruled out his direct involvement,” the top cop said.

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