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Noida rape case: Two more accused arrested

Noida rape case: Two more accused arrested

The two boys were arrested by the police from Amrapali in Noida.

New Delhi: In the Noida MBA student gangrape case, the police has arrested two more accused - Shashikant Kale and Sharat Omkar - on Saturday morning. The two were arrested from Amrapali in Noida.

They have also recovered the victim's mobile phone and her ring from the two men.

A watch belonging to the victim's friend has also been recovered.

So far nine arrests have been made while two accused are still absconding.

Meanwhile, fellow villagers of the seven arrested in the Noida gangrape case have threatened to stage a blockade on Friday if the police do not release the accused.

Even though one of the ten accused in the case publicly confessed to the crime on Thursday, the villagers claim the boys were wrongly implicated in the case.

The village panchayat of Ghadi Chaukhandi has even pronounced all the accused not guilty.

The 10 boys allegedly abducted a 24-year-old MBA student from near a busy shopping mall in Noida and then took turns raping her. Seven of them have been arrested and three are still absconding. Their families, however, are still defending them.

They maintain that their children are innocent and that they were just playing cricket. “Police is blaming our children for no reason. They all belong to respectable families,” a relative of one of the accused said.

first published:January 10, 2009, 17:50 IST