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Betalbatim rape: Cops gearing up to send evidence to forensic lab

08th June 2018, 08:34 Hrs

the goan I network


Recording of statements of various persons, including the relevant  witnesses is almost complete in the Betalbatim gang-rape case, even as  the Colva police is gearing up to send vital piece of evidence to the Forensic laboratory, Hyderabad later this week. 

Colva Police station in-charge, PI Filomena Costa said the police team probing into the heinous crime has also almost capped the exercise of recording of statements of the various material witnesses connected to the incident. “The exercise of recording statements is over”, PI Filomena said, adding that Goa police will send later this week all the vital piece of evidence to the Forensic laboratory at Hyderabad for testing. 

In the meantime, the Goa police that was sent to Indore to collect evidence and other details concerning the criminal background of the three rapists, including dreaded accused Ishwar Macwanna, is expected to return home tonight. 

PI Navlesh Desai, who is closely associated with the rape  case, said the police team has established that the mobile phone used by  accused Ishwar was a stolen one, adding that a FIR stands registered at  the police station at Indore. 

It may be recalled that Colva  police cracked the Betalbatim gang-rape case and arrested three accused,  all residents of Madhya Pradesh. A 20-year-old girl was allegedly  gang-raped by three persons at Betalbatim Sunset beach when she had gone  to the beach along with her friend late evening.