The police filed a chargesheet against the accused in the Alwar gang-rape case in a court in Alwar on Saturday.
Five accused had allegedly gangraped a woman in front of her husband when she was going with him on a motorcycle on Thanagaji-Alwar road on 26 April. Another accused had shot a video clip of the crime and circulated it on social media.
Earlier, Chhote Lal, with four other men, raped a 19-year-old Dalit woman in front of her husband and filmed the heinous act in Rajasthan’s Thanagazi on the afternoon of 26 April. The five accused men and the sixth man who circulated the video on social media on 4 May were arrested.
The Quint reported, on 16 May, that Chhote Lal has previous criminal cases registered against him at the Bansur police station in Alwar, including charges of rioting, possessing deadly weapons, and looting.
“The chargesheet was filed on Saturday against the accused,” Additional Superintendent of Police Chiranjee Lal told PTI.
The FIR was lodged on 2 May and later the police arrested the five rape accused, Inderraj Gujar, Ashok Gurjar, Chotelal Gurjar, Hansraj Gurjar and Mahesh Gujar, under relevant sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act. Mukesh Gujar, who had shot and circulated the video, was also held under the IT Act.
The case had triggered widespread protests after the victim's husband alleged that there was a delay in filing the FIR with the police officers asking him to wait till the elections were over.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had met the victim in Alwar's Thanagazi on Thursday and assured her of justice.
(With inputs from PTI)
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