The law permits accused to take all the possible measures to prove himself not guilty while the onus of proving him guilty lies not the victim and hence the victim has to go through lots of hardships to prove their own case before the judiciary. Due to this cases keeps going on for years and in many cases the accused get acquitted. Here in this one of the most controversial Unao Rape case the accused has now claimed that he was admitted into the hospital when the incident of rape took place.
According to the reports the Unnao Rape accused has made a claim before the court that he was in Hospital at the time of incident but doctors have said that his claim is false. The officials at Sumerpur PHC (Public Health Center) have confirmed that the “medical registration slip” in the name of Shubham Trivedi is “fake” and that no patient by that name was admitted into the hospital on those days.
One of the two accused involved into the Unnao Gangrape of a 23-year-old Unnao woman, who died last week, a day after she was set ablaze by five men, including the accused.
The accused filled a document month ago before the court claiming that he was admitted into the local primary hospital on the date of alleged rape. The registration slip furnished by the accused shows that he was admitted in the hospital for five days when the incident of rape took place hand hence his present at the crime spot is not possible.
Officials at the Sumerpur PHC, however, confirmed to The Indian Express that the purported “medical registration slip” in the name of Shubham Trivedi is “fake” and that no patient by that name was admitted to the hospital on those dates.
The case of gangrape on Unnao woman took pace on December 12 last year and the FIR in the matter was registered in the month of March 2019. The victim woman in her statement told police that she was gangraped allegedy by Shubham and his friend Shivam. It was Shubham’s father who along with the five more set the rape victim on fire had filed a writ petition in the high court seeking the removal of the name of Shubham from the FIR submitting the fake slip of regisgration.
The medical slip was prepared in such a manner that provides the entire detail of day to day treatment at Hospital. However the medical officer have clarified that the purported registration slip belongs to the OPD (Out-Patient Department) and it is fake as the medical condition mentioned in that requires patient to get admitted in IPD (In-Patient Department) and that there are no records of any patient with the similar name admitted in the hospital on those days.
“It is clearly an OPD slip and doesn’t mention the name of the doctor. Also, the signature with the PHC stamp is neither of MO (Medical Officer) Dr Rahul Verma or MO 2nd Dr Sagar Singh, who were posted here in December last year. Another important thing is that the serial number mentioned on the slip is 28290, there is no way that many patients can be admitted in a PHC in one year,” said Yadav, adding that the PHC doesn’t admit any patient for more than 24 hours as it “neither has the facilities nor the specialists”.
According to the reports, Shubham’s father Hari Shankar seems to be doign a futile attempts to save his culprit son from the Unnao rape and muder case since in his ealier statement to the police he had states that his son was in Lucknow apearing for a competetive exam. “Shubham’s father Hari Shankar had earlier given an affidavit to the Rae Bareli Superintendent of Police Swapnil Mamgain, claiming that on the day of the gangrape, his son was in Lucknow to appear for a competitive exam. When the case was transferred to me, I asked the father to provide me proof, like an admit card, to support his claim, but they failed to provide that,” said the IO.
Looking at the contradictory statements of the accused and his father the court asked for the explanation to the lawyer of the accused to which he replied saying he had been misguided by his client. The court dismissed their writ petition.
Now you can understand how dificult it is to punish the rape accused through the court procedure and hence the encounter of such monsters remains the ultimate option. What is your opinion of this story? Please do share in the comment box below.
Source :Indian Express