Vadodara alleged gangrape-suicide case: Crime branch summons OASIS trustees

Vadodara: The Crime Branch has issued summons to the trustees of OASIS where the 18-year-old girl who was allegedly committing suicide on a train at Valsad railway station was studying. Police said the officers concerned have been asked to appear before the investigating officers for questioning.

Police said that in such cases, non-disclosure of crime information is a non-cognizable offense and therefore they had to seek court permission before summoning the trustees. “The court allowed us on Tuesday,” said DS Chauhan, ACP, Crime Branch. We will now ask the trustees why they did not inform the police even though they were aware of the alleged sexual abuse on the girl.

According to the information received, the investigating officers will also focus on gathering evidence, if any, which the girl may have given to one of the trustees. The crime branch on Monday charged two trustees and an employee of the trust with hiding information about the alleged gang rape. Managing Trustee Preeti Shah, Trustee Sanjeev Shah and employee Vaishnavi Taparia will now have to appear before the Crime Branch for questioning.

Police said they could arrest all three in the coming days if they find sufficient evidence against the accused. The investigation revealed that the 18-year-old girl had informed Vaishnavi about her alleged rape and the incident was also reported to the trustees. But the trustees did not inform the police or the girl’s parents. So a summons has been issued to be present for questioning.


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