A 25-year-old man, who was absconding in the call-centre employee gangrape case, was arrested from a Haryana village while a hot pursuit is on to apprehend the gangleader who is evading police.

A team of Delhi Police swooped on Iqbal alias ‘Bada Billi’ from Fatehpur Beri in Haryana’s Sohna district last night, 11 days after he along with four of his friends allegedly abducted and raped the 30-year-old Mizo woman.

With this, police has arrested four persons in connection with the incident which took place in Dhaula Kuan in the early hours of November 24. Kamru alias Mobile, the gang leader, is yet to be arrested.

“We have arrested the fourth person. We have to apprehend one more. Kamru has earlier managed to give slip to police despite a team managing to spot him,” a senior police official said.

While Shamshad and Usman were arrested from Dhaujj village in Haryana’s Mewat region on December two, another accused Shahid had surrendered in a Faridabad court on November 26 apparently to evade arrest in the gangrape case.

Strengthening the case against the two arrested, the victim had yesterday identified Usman and Shamshad during a Test Identification Parade (TIP) at Tihar jails.

Though the accused had shaved off their heads before their arrests to make sure that they were not identified, the official said, the victim “correctly” identified the duo among those who were presented before her identification.

Shahid has been brought from Faridabad to the capital after police secured a production warrant, and presented in court which sent him to judicial custody.

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