In a bid to identify and trace the culprit in the rape case of a minor girl in suburban Wadala, police have come up with the idea of showing the suspect’s sketch on a projector to people in the city.
“Apart from forming five teams for the manhunt, we are also showing the sketch of the accused through projectors in the areas where the suspect might have lived,” Wadala Truck Terminal police station’s senior inspector SS Garud said.
The 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an unidentified man on April 21 and the accused is yet to be nabbed.
The city police has already announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for anyone providing information about the accused.
“This is our new idea (to show the sketch of the accused on projector) and we are confident that we will be able to nab the accused this way,” Garud said.
Assistant police inspector Sanjeev Nimbalkar of Antop hill police station and an assistant sub-inspector of Wadala Truck Terminal police station were suspended last week for wrangling over the ‘jurisdiction’ and delaying registration of rape case even as the victim awaited medical help.
The victim, a resident of suburban Wadala was allegedly raped on the night of April 21, but when her family approached the police, they were kept waiting outside the police station for hours as the two officers could not agree as to which police station should register the complaint.
The injured girl was taken from one police station to another before being finally taken to a hospital, her family members had told the media.