Delhi

Asola attack: all four accused arrested

They surrendered before police; identification parade soon

All four men accused of assaulting a group of students at the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary in Faridabad were arrested on Saturday after they surrendered before the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Industrial Township, Astha Modi said one of the accused, Sachin, 30, had surrendered before the police on Friday and the rest surrendered on Saturday evening. Sachin was produced before the court and sent to judicial custody, she added.

All Faridabad residents

The rest three have been identified as Pramod, Deepak and Harish. All four are residents of Anangpur village in Faridabad, said Ms. Modi. She, however, refused to reveal further details about the four as their Test Identification Parade was yet to be conducted.

The case pertains to an attack on a female student and her six male friends by a mob at Asola Wildlife Sanctuary on August 14. The student and her friends were returning from a picnic at the Bharadwaj Lake, located inside the sanctuary, when a group of eight-nine men allegedly attacked them. The men even threatened to rape the woman.

Later, when the students went to police in Faridabad, the officer at Surajkund police station refused to register their complaint and also made remarks on woman's clothes and character.

Cop suspended

Sub-Inspector Suresh Kumar, posted at Surajkund police station, was suspended on Thursday for refusing to register the complaint of the victims.

The investigation into the case has now been handed over to an Assistant Commissioner of Police-rank officer.

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