2 held in Sudiksha Bhati’s demise case; police say no proof of harassment

Bulandshahr, August 16

Two folks have been arrested in reference to the demise of a 20-year-old scholar right here, police mentioned on Sunday whereas ruling out that she was harassed by bike-borne males earlier than being killed in an accident.

Sudiksha Bhati, who hailed from Deri Scanar village in Gautam Buddh Nagar’s Dadri, died on August 10 in a highway crash in Bulandshahr district whereas she was pillion using a bike along with her youthful cousin, a minor.

Police mentioned they arrested the 2 folks—Deepak Choudhary and Raju—on the premise of CCTV digital camera footage.

Sudiksha, an academically vibrant scholar, was pursuing a commencement course in entrepreneurship at Babson College, Massachusetts (US), on a scholarship and was scheduled to return on August 20.

While her household has alleged that the highway crash occurred as a result of two unidentified motorcycle-borne males had been “following” her two-wheeler and harassing her, the police on Sunday mentioned it has discovered no proof to corroborate their claims. 

Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh and District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar throughout a press convention on Sunday dominated out harassment or a bike stunt as reason for demise. They made it clear that the girl’s demise was an accident.

After going by way of video footage from eight CCTV cameras, police haven’t discovered any proof of harassment with the girl, they mentioned. 

On the premise of the SIT’s probe, eye-witness accounts and CCTV video footages, the incident is just not a case of sexual harassment and Sudiksha’s demise occurred in a highway accident, Kumar mentioned.

Singh mentioned that in interrogation, accused Deepak revealed that he’s employed with a contractor and on the day the incident occurred he was on his solution to a delegated web site together with Raju.

Deepak advised police that whereas the duo was on the highway on a bullet bike, they needed to instantly apply the brakes when an autorickshaw and a bullock cart got here in its means because of which the bike behind them, on which Sudiksha was using pillion, rammed into their car and she or he fell on the highway.

According to police, after the incident got here within the limelight Deepak acquired scared and with the intention to evade interrogation he acquired his bike modified by altering its tyres, silencer and even the car license plate that had ‘Jat’ written on it.

Police have recovered the pre-modification components of the bike together with the quantity plate, they mentioned.

They additionally mentioned the bullet bike was traced after its quantity was recognized from CCTV digital camera footage.

Both the bikes—Deepak’s and Raju’s in addition to the one on which Sudiksha was using pillion—had been being pushed on excessive velocity of roughly 80 kmph and had been travelling at a distance from one another, they mentioned.

In order to probe Diksha’s demise, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was shaped comprising Circle Officer Diksha Singh and two inspectors from the UP Police Crime Branch, the district Justice of the Peace mentioned.

Police additionally interrogated the person from whose cell phone the girl’s household was contacted after the accident and he advised investigators that it was a case of highway mishap and she or he died on the spot.

Police had earlier mentioned some folks had been “trying to twist the narrative of the incident” by claiming that the girl was being sexually harassed due to which the accident occurred.

 “It appears that after the body reached her Deri Scanar village, some people tried to twist the narrative of the incident. Since the girl had got a huge scholarship package (to study in the US), there could have been a thought of demand (for compensation) in the people,” Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh had mentioned on Thursday. — PTI

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