Indore police reveal more information about Betalbatim gangrape accused

The Indore police arrived in Goa earlier this week after being contacted by the Goa police in regard to the horrifying gangrape on Betalbatim beach last weekend. They left on Thursday after interrogating the three men accused but not before they revealed more information about one of the men.

Indore police inform Goa police about Ishwar Makran’s background

According to the Indore police, Ishwar Makran, the main accused in the case has a dark history. He has committed eight rapes, 12 robberies and three murders including a double murder. Additionally, they said that the trio was familiar with Goa, having been to the state before. They had also committed a number of petty crimes in the holiday state along with several more offenses in Indore.

The Indore police revealed that Ishwar is a history-sheeter. There are 5 cases registered against him at the police station including a double murder, extortion case, single murder, rape case and an illicit liquor case. Ishwar himself is believed to have given up this information during the course of the interrogation by Indore police, PI Navlesh Dessai and other investigating officers.


The three were arrested in Goa for gangraping a young girl and assaulting her friend. The incident is believed to have started out as a robbery and escalated to the rape and assault. The girl was quick to file a report with the police and based on her description of the men, they were apprehended quickly. Their names were revealed as Ram Bharya, aged 24, Sanjeev Pal, aged 25 and Ishwar, aged 24, all tourists from Indore, MP. They are currently in 12-days police custody.

The accused are not going anywhere

The Goa police have made it clear that they will not hand over the trio to the Indore police yet. Not until all the cases are investigated. A police officer involved in the investigation also mentioned that they had also committed crimes in Indore, besides Goa. He added that Ishwar had also undergone imprisonment a few times in the past. The trio is believed to have rented a room using Aadhar cards.

The police have recorded statements from the couple along with the detailed medical report. They have also retrieved a koita and a knife and kept these as evidence.

Information credit – The Navhind Times



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