Representational Image | A screenshot of the defunct 'Bois Locker Room 2.0' group on Instagram
Representational Image | A screenshot of the defunct 'Bois Locker Room 2.0' group on Instagram
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police’s investigation in the ‘Bois Locker Room’ case has revealed that the conversation casually discussing rape and gangrape of a girl never happened on the private Instagram group of that name. Instead, it was a separate Snapchat conversation between two individuals, initiated by a girl, which “coincidentally got mixed up”, police sources told ThePrint.

According to a senior police officer, the girl took on a fake name, ‘Siddharth’, and suggested a plan of “aggravated sexual assault on herself” to a male friend, just to gauge his reaction.

“Using the fake identity of a male person, she suggested a plan to sexually assault herself. The purpose of her sending such chat messages using a fake, fictional identity was to check the reaction of the boy and the strength of his character, especially when someone talks bad things about the girl herself,” the officer said.

“The boy, however, declined to participate in any such plan suggested by ‘Siddharth’ and stopped further communication,” the officer added.


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How the screenshot got ‘mixed up’ with others

The police officer detailed that the boy, who got worried, took a screenshot of the chat on Snapchat and sent it to his friends, including the girl.

“The boy sent the girl the screenshot of his conversation with ‘Siddharth’ to alert her that someone was planning an assault on her. He was oblivious to the fact that the girl, in fact, was ‘Siddharth’, and had herself started the conversation to judge his character,” the officer said.

While the girl did not forward the screenshots to anyone, the boy shared them with a few of his friends.

One of his friends then posted it on Instagram as his story, which started circulating on social media, the officer continued.

“Since the screenshot of the conversation went on social media, it started circulating in connected social media accounts of friends, schoolmates, etc,” the officer said.

In the meantime, some screenshots of conversations on the ‘Bois Locker Room’ Instagram group were also revealed, and the Snapchat screenshot got “mixed with it”, the police officer claimed.

“This Snapchat conversation about assaulting a girl had nothing to do with the Bois Locker Room group. It is a separate conversation, on a separate platform,” the police officer said.

“Due to its sensational nature and due to its availability in different student groups, it got mixed up with the ‘Bois Locker Room’ case,” he added.

The officer said until now, the police have not found any conversation on the Bois Locker Room group suggesting sexual assault on any girl.

The group, however, does have chats where boys are talking about girls’ body parts and sharing morphed pictures.

Arrests in Bois Locker Room case

The police have arrested two adults — the ‘Bois Locker Room’ group administrator, and an active participant in the group. One juvenile has also been apprehended and sent to a correction home.

More than 24 students connected with the case have also been examined.

“Devices of the persons concerned have been seized and sent for forensic analysis,” the officer said.

The investigation has also revealed that participants of the group were sharing obscene pictures of girls and women, and commenting on them.

“We have registered a case, made arrests. We also collected details of members of the group from their educational institutions, as well as from friends and acquaintances,” the officer said.

“The group admin, a resident of Noida, was arrested the day after the registration of the case. So far, more than 24 students connected with the case have been examined,” he added.

Efforts are being made to identify and examine the remaining group members.

“Partial information about three Instagram accounts have been shared by the intermediary,” the officer said.

“Further technical details are being collected. The devices seized during investigation have been sent for forensic analysis. Further investigation is underway,” he said.


Also read: Delhi women’s commission wants ‘Bois Locker Room’ probed, sends notice to Instagram, police


 

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26 COMMENTS

  1. In india, women’s are innocent until they proven guilty
    And men’s are guilty until they proven innocent

  2. if you think non judgementally the girl had no fault, she was just testing her friend besides why would she ever want that to herself, there is just no point and even if she is wrong, it’s not like the boys were doing something good, they were still sharing illicit nudes of minors and bodyshaming them and glorifying this sexual culture, so, they are at fault too, no wonder why the girl was afraid of her peers and was too scared to report

    • Wow! One commited suicide! Because of this pressure! And the Girl is not at fault! Guys never spoke of sexual assault!
      It’s feminists like you and other oversmart idiots who mixed the chats and created a massive issue! We respect girls, but do not appreciate this behaviour! How many futures were destroyed by women like these!

    • This girl isn’t afraid if the Devil himself! Evidentially in India minors can’t be prosecuted. Here in US she would go away to home for criminal children or psychiatric attention.

  3. Shrateek Jaiswal जैसा इस लड़की ने किया ठीक वैसा ही ट्रैप अमेरिकी जासूसी एजेंसी ने अपने देश में अवैध रूप से आने वालों को पकड़ने के लिए किया था, पहले उन्होंने एक वेबसाइट बनाई और उस पर illegal तरीके से उन्हें अमेरिका पहुंचाने का आश्वासन दिया जिसके लिए उन्होंने पैसे भी लिए फिर इस तरह अवैध रूप से घुसने की कोशिश कर रहे कई लोगों का पर्दफाश किया,
    अमेरिका पहुंचने पर उन्हें पकड़ा, जेल में डाला और उनके ऊपर अमेरिका आने पर आजीवन प्रतिबंध लगाया , कुछ ऐसा ही काम इस लड़की ने भी किया ये जानने के लिए ,ऐसे में इस लड़की ने तो उस पर कोई आरोप नहीं लगाया और ना ही उसने वो स्क्रीन शॉट्स वायरल किए, उस लड़की पे आरोप लगाने का कोई भी औचित्य नहीं बनता

    और हां एक और बात का कहना है की ये सोशल मीडिया platform पर इस तरह की न्यूज़ पर जो comments आते हैं वो ज्यादातर पुरुष ही करते हैं और हमारे यहां वही ज्यादातर इनटरनेट भी यूज करते हैं, महिलाएं तो वैसे भी घर के कामों में व्यस्त हैं इस लॉक डॉउन में , तो उनकी प्रतिक्रिया मिलने से रही

  4. जैसा इस लड़की ने किया ठीक वैसा ही ट्रैप अमेरिकी जासूसी एजेंसी ने अपने देश में अवैध रूप से आने वालों को पकड़ने के लिए किया था, पहले उन्होंने एक वेबसाइट बनाई और उस पर illegal तरीके से उन्हें अमेरिका पहुंचाने का आश्वासन दिया जिसके लिए उन्होंने पैसे भी लिए फिर इस तरह कई अवैध रूप से घुसने की कोशिश कर रहे कई लोगों का पर्दफाश किया,
    अमेरिका पहुंचने पर उन्हें पकड़ा, जेल में डाला और उनके ऊपर अमेरिका आने पर आजीवन प्रतिबंध लगाया , कुछ ऐसा ही काम इस लड़की ने भी किया ये जानने के लिए ,ऐसे में इस लड़की ने तो उस पर कोई आरोप नहीं लगाया और ना ही उसने वो स्क्रीन शॉट्स वायरल किए, उस लड़की पे आरोप लगाने का कोई भी औचित्य नहीं बनता

    और हां एक और बात का कहना है की ये सोशल मीडिया platform पर इस तरह की न्यूज़ पर जो comments आते हैं वो ज्यादातर पुरुष ही करते हैं और हमारे यहां वही इनटरनेट भी यूज करते हैं, महिलाएं तो वैसे भी घर के कामों में व्यस्त हैं इस लॉक डॉउन में , तो उनकी प्रतिक्रिया मिलने से रही

  5. First tell us about the ‘influential’ parents of these Boys Locker Room guys. Any politician we know? Ah we know!

  6. As per law she has committed offence under IPC but the law presumes that it is impossible that a girl can design a rape of herself. Neither she could be instigator nor prime culprit. Hence law allows her to go free. But the life of those boys wil be finished to imprisonment. Sad.

    • What the hell! That’s not sad! I mean I’m surprised people who get amused by looking at girls’ bodies even pass high school. Even if the girls weren’t minors, that’s so awfully wrong! You should see the intent my friend . The boys’intent was wrong. The girls’ intent to test her peers, to ensure her safety- in this kind of a society, IS NOT WRONG. Get over it.

  7. In this case, the water is muddy and everything is fishy. In India as laws are completely in favor of females 98% of R-assult cases are filed with malicious intention of destroying men.
    From whatever updates are appearing on print media (visual media has already declared the boys to be hardcore criminals and awarded the whistle-blower), it seems a girl posed as a boy and insitated a chat of “aggravated sexual assault on herself” to test her male friend character. The male friend got worried about her and forwarded it to her and his friends. This chat got posted in boies room group. And inspite this chat been posted as per the investigation officer “none of the boys any conversation on the Bois Locker Room group suggesting sexual assault on any girl”.
    The real culprit it seems is the girl Siddharth. And the investigation officer has let her go? How can the officer be sure that her intention was only to test the character of men and “not to trap them”. If in such a young age she can do this what is the guarantee that in future she won’t “check the character of more men”.
    The secondary case against the boys it seems is of posting obscene. The investigation officials have arrested the boys for this but they didn’t feel the need to arrest the female who was testing men character?
    It looks like the investigating officer have preassumed the boys are criminals. This case will also go down the drain like in Arushi talwar case and innocent will be jailed. This case is a case of school children rivalry not of assault.
    Either way the future of all these young children are doomed even if they are not guilty

    • Didn’t you read the article?The boys did share morphed pics and made unwanted comments.so they are not innocent either

      • This event is a sign if the times. Prior to Social Media, boys obtained “Play Boy” magazines, viewed them in private, and no one knows.

  8. now time to see what judiciary gives the decisions on girls and now how many news will conduct by media and how many NGOs will come front line for the fight against(girls) on this crime.

  9. Is there any punishment for this girl for provoking boys.why do always gals stood up against boys now why they are not coming against this girl to take any action.

      • Do you even know the meaning of the words you type my friend??? I really pitty people like you… Just to help u understand that none of the boys were provoked… Instead they were concerned for that girls well being… However this girl does need to be punished… By just saying I wanted to test the boy’s character doesn’t prove her actual and true intentions… Who knows what her real intention was???

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