Three men have been arrested for shooting at the mother of a 15-year-old rape victim in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, with the police saying that they were involved with the conspiracy to frame the rape accused due to rivalry.
Mohd Iqbal (46), Wasim (30), and Faisal Hussain (36) were arrested on Thursday, said Romil Baaniya, DCP (Southeast).
On December 23, the mother of the rape victim was shot at when she was taking her daughter to a hospital for a check-up. She had alleged that her daughter was raped by Sajid (36), who was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district.
“During interrogation, Sajid confessed his involvement in the rape case but denied his role in the (shooting) incident. He hinted at the involvement of Faisal Hussain as he would have benefited if Sajid went to jail,” said the officer.
Ikbal and Wasim were nabbed last night. The two admitted their involvement in the shooting on the direction of Hussain, he added.
Hussain was nabbed in Jamia Nagar last night. “He disclosed that Sajid had become a challenge for him,” the officer said.
Hussain hatched the conspiracy soon after he came to know that Sajid was involved in a rape case. “He also knew that the mother of the rape victim has filed a case against Sajid stating he had threatened her. Hussain thought if any mishap occurred with the woman, Sajid would be held responsible,” he said.
Hussain had provided a ‘desi katta’ and four cartridges to Ikbal and Wasim to shoot the woman.