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3-day custody for 'sodomised' jawan

3-day custody for 'sodomised' jawan

A local court remanded Nari Lepcha, who allegedly shot dead five of his colleagues to three days police custody.

New Delhi: A local court on Monday remanded the Sikkim Police personnel, who allegedly shot dead five of his colleagues in Daryaganj, Old Delhi, early on Sunday morning, to three days police custody.

Nari Lepcha was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jindal who sent him to police custody till Wednesday.

Lepcha has allegedly told Delhi Police officials that he attacked his colleagues because of one them tried to sodomise him.

J B Subba, the prime suspect of the killings earlier, was given a clean chit, after Lepcha broke down when investigators found holes in his statement and confessed to his crime.

The Sikkim Police team was guarding the Dena Bank branch when the Delhi Police got a call at around 0450 hrs IST about gun shots from the building.

Lepcha has alleged that Tiwari tried to sodomise him. An axe has been found at the branch and it is believed Lepcha attacked his colleagues with it. The exact sequence of the attack and who fired shots is not known yet.

first published:March 12, 2007, 17:12 IST