Nagpur: Police are investigating into the security lapses and looking at the he CCTV footage of the MLA hostel here where two persons booked a room and raped a 17- year-old girl on the premises on April 14. According to police, the girl was raped by the two men at the MLA hostel in Civil Lines area. The accused were arrested on April 18.
One of the accused, Manoj Bhagat (44), was known to the girl as she worked at his shop in the city. The other accused, is Rajat Madre (19). Both are residents of Gittikhadan area in the city.
Police had earlier said Bhagat took the girl to the MLA hostel and raped her inside a car at the parking area on the premises. Madre later joined Bhagat and the duo then raped her in a room booked by them in the hostel. Police are questioning two employees of the MLA hostel, one of whom reportedly had called the duty staff for issuing the room to the accused on the fateful night. The accused had booked the room with a reference of a hostel staffer around 11pm on the day of the incident, a senior PWD official in-charge of the premises said.
According to police, the girl was raped by the two men at the MLA hostel in Civil Lines area
The official said he was not aware as to what identity proof the accused had submitted to book the room. There are three receptionists at the hostel which has 288 rooms spread across three wings, he said. Asked about steps taken by the administration to address any lapse on the part of the staff, the official said they are inquiring the matter.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Sadar) Somnath Waghchaure, who is investigating the case said that they are trying to go through government orders about the standard operating procedures to be followed at the MLA hostel. Besides, police have seized the digital video recorder installed at the MLA hostel and are scanning the footage of the fateful night and of some days prior to the incident.
Waghchaure said police are in the process of recording the statements of the two employees who were on duty on the day of the incident.