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Lack of camera footage near crime site hampers probe

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : Aug 11, 2017, 1:56 am IST
Updated : Aug 11, 2017, 1:56 am IST

It was reported that a female teacher had escorted the girl to the accused’s cabin but there is no CCTV footage to corroborate the same.

The MIDC police who are probing the case said that the CCTV would have been very helpful.
 The MIDC police who are probing the case said that the CCTV would have been very helpful.

Mumbai: Lack of CCTV units at the Andheri school, where a minor girl was allegedly raped by its director, has considerably weakened the police’s probe in establishing the crime and sequence of events.

It was reported that a female teacher had escorted the girl to the accused’s cabin but there is no CCTV footage to corroborate the same.

 

The MIDC police who are probing the case said that the CCTV would have been very helpful, but since there was no CCTV installed in the school, the case has been dragged since there has been no substantial evidence in the case, and the police will have to rely primarily on the statements of the persons associated with the crime.

DCP Zone 10, Navichandra Reddy said, “If there were CCTV cameras in the school premises, not just outside the accused person’s cabin, but also in the stairway or hallway, it would have been easier to establish the facts such as whether the other accused teacher was seen escorting the victim or not.

CCTV footage would have also provided clarity on whether the other accused teacher was involved or not.”

 

As the complainant left the country for a tour abroad soon after registering a complaint at MIDC police station, the police’s investigation has been slightly hampered.

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