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Noida gang-rape: Victim identifies 10 accused in court

Source: PTI
October 25, 2012 19:36 IST
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An MBA student, who had allegedly been gang-raped by 11 men in Noida in 2009, has identified ten of the accused in a Delhi court.

The eleventh accused, who is a juvenile, was not produced in the court.

The 24-year-old girl, who had shifted to London after the incident, told the court that she recognises all the ten accused present in the court as those who raped her and can identify the eleventh one as well, if shown to her.

The girl was gangraped by eleven men on January 5, 2009 when she was returning from the Great India Place Mall in Noida with his friend and batch mate Amit Pawar.

The girl also told the court that she left India as even after the registration of the case, she was being threatened by the accused.

She and Pawar also denied allegations by the defence counsel that they had lodged a false case after they were spotted in a compromising position in their car by the villagers and beaten up.

Pawar, who had filed the complaint with the Noida police, had alleged that the accused, who were returning home after a cricket match, had forced him to stop his car by brandishing cricket bats.

After he stopped the car, they got into the car and drove it around Noida village Garhi Chaukhandi and took turns to rape his girl friend.

The trial of the case was shifted from a Noida court to Delhi on the Supreme Court's order after Pawar approached it, fearing threat to his life and pressure to withdraw the case.

Both the girl and Pawar deposed before the court that they were returning from the GIP mall when their car was intercepted by the 11 bikers.

The girl said one of the accused pushed them in the back seat and drove the car to a jungle area, where she and Pawar were beaten up by the 11 accused, who then took turns to rape her.

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