The Special Court in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain has recently sent the prime accused, Bharat Soni to a 7-days of judicial remand in the minor rape case.
The prime accused was presented before the Special Court under the POCSO Act in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain. The judge also asked for the victim’s health report.
Meanwhile, the accused has been referred to Indore for sustained injuries in his leg while fleeing from the police. Earlier, he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ujjain.
The Police have arrested 2 accused in the case. Bharat Soni is the main accused against whom a case has been registered under IPC section 376 and the POCSO Act. The 2nd accused is the auto driver Rakesh Malviya in connection with suppressing evidence.
According to Ujjain Superintendent of Police Sachin Sharma, the incident was reported within the jurisdiction of the Mahakal police station.
SP Sharma stated, “As soon as we received the information, the girl was immediately taken for a medical examination. The girl was unable to inform the police about what had happened, so a counsellor was called to assist. The counsellor interacted with her and was able to confirm to the Police about the assault.”
On medical grounds, a case was registered, and a Special Investigation Team was formed for further investigation. The police launched a probe and collected all available technical evidence, based on which an auto driver was taken into custody.
The SP stated that, “During questioning, some crucial facts came to light. Notably, a bloodstain was found in the backseat of the auto-rickshaw. The auto driver confessed that he was with the girl at the time of the incident. Even after this, we continued our investigation, and we have managed to determine that the girl is from Satna.”