Rape of five-year-old: vital CCTV footage goes missing
Suggestions that assault took place on hospital premises
Picture: Dawn.com/Ganga Ram Hospital
September 17, 2013
Police teams investigating into the rape of a five-year-old girl on were perplexed on Monday to find a vital portion of a CCTV footage missing from the record that could have helped them identify the culprit(s).
Meanwhile, the police picked another security guard of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for interrogation in the light of CCTV footages showing the victim being dropped on hospital premises. Two security guards of the hospital are already under police interrogation.
Sources told Dawn that scope of investigation had been broadened by involving hospital staff in the probe as CCTV footages apparently suggested the girl was assaulted either on the hospital premises or around it.
They said police investigators had yet not identified the man wearing T-shirt and trousers seen in CCTV footages holding the girl in her arms and bringing her to the hospital.
Sources said police were looking for a 90-minute CCTV footage that was missing from the hospital record. Before the missing portion of the footage, the girl could be seen being dropped on the hospital premises where she sat on a cemented ramp.
In the next footage that was shot by the CCTV camera after a gap of 90 minutes, a security guard could be seen carrying the unconscious girl to the hospital’s emergency. Sources said it appeared that the 90-minute footage which could have led the investigators to the culprit(s) or those who picked the girl from the hospital was intentionally removed from the record.
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