Cops turn complainant in Lalbaugcha Raja visarjan assault case
Police officials spring into action after failing to trace the victim; send images of the accused to Forensic Science Laboratory for clear visuals
Two days after MID DAY published graphic images of a femaledevotee being molested by three unidentified people during the immersion procession of Lalbaugcha Raja, and a day after the Kalachowkie police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the perverts, the cops have now become the complainant. Their failure to trace the girl prompted this move. They have also sent the images of the accused to the Kalina Forensic laboratory that will enable them to identify the trio and nab them.
Bhausaheb Gite, senior police inspector of Kalachowkie police station, said, “As we couldn’t figure out where the girl hailed from, we have filed an FIR in which we have become the complainant. We have sent the images of the accused to Kalina Forensic Laboratory because their faces weren’t clear. Hopefully, this will help us identify and nab them. We have also circulated their pictures in all police stations across the city as we doubt that they might have fled from our jurisdiction.” Meanwhile, cops are still hunting for the victim. “Once we find her, we will make her the complainant,” an officer said.