This ‘fact’ is wrong on a number of levels.
Firstly, the child was held captive not for 8 days but for 6 days. She was sedated and taken in on 10 January and her body was dumped on 15 January in the Rasanna forests by two of the accused, including the juvenile.
Secondly, The Quint has visited the temple/prayer hall where the police states the girl was held captive and can certify that it is not a crowded temple. The temple is located in the middle of nowhere, with no houses adjacent to it for kilometres.
Thirdly, if only someone from ShankNaad had visited the temple, they would know not to add something as inaccurate as it being situated in ‘the middle of the street’. It is situated on a hilltop and is isolated from the Rasanna village which lies about a kilometre away from the hall. The walk, which leads to the village, is a lonely one. It opens up to a number of houses including the home of Sanji Ram. It is on this same path that the body of the victim was found on 17 January.
Fourthly, the chargesheet states that that the Devisthan was exclusively manned by the main accused, Sanji Ram, to exclude any other person in the area.