Shubham Trivedi, one of the two rape accused in the Unnao rape claimed of being in the hospital on the day of rape turned out to be false. The doctors say that he was not in the hospital at the time of the rape in December 2018.
In court earlier this year, Shubham had claimed that at the time of the rape between December 10 and 12, 2018, he was in Sumerpur hospital in Unnao and was discharged only after 10 days.
However, according to the hospital medical superintendent Dr. Vinay Tomar, the hospital register does not substantiate the claim of the rape accused.
“I took charge in August 2019. This is now a high-profile matter pertaining to December 2018 which I had got to know through the media. Expecting the police or some other probe agencies to inquire about it, I studied the record and found that no such person had either been admitted or discharged from the hospital during this period,” said Dr Tom
For those who came late, after being released on bail on November 25 on the direction of the Allahabad High Court, the rape accused along with his cousin and co-accused Shivam Trivedi, their fathers, and another person had set the rape victim ablaze in the wee hours of December 5. She succumbed to more than 90 percent burns in New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital late on December 6.