New Delhi: A special investigating team has been constituted by the Haryana police to arrest the three accused of kidnapping and raping 19-year-old college student. The team has also conducted raids across the state. Reportedly, SIT chief Mewat SP Naazneen Bhasin has announced a bounty of Rs 1 lakh for anyone who informs the police about the whereabouts of the accused. Also Read - Stubble Burning May Worsen COVID-19 Situation in North: Punjab CM Demands Fiscal Aid From Centre
Three people – Pankaj, Manish, and Nishu – have been named as the accused in the FIR. As per media reports, Mahendergarh Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar said that raids were being held in Rewari and Mahendergarh districts and neighbouring areas. Also Read - Haryana-Punjab Border Sealed as Farmers Protest Against New Agriculture Bills
Meanwhile, Haryana DGP said, “Case registered. The 3 culprits have been identified. One of whom is an Army personnel. We’re issuing a warrant against him. Hope arrests will be made by this evening. ADG Rewari will conduct an enquiry to see if there was negligence by the police department.”
A 19-year-old college student was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped by a group of men in Haryana’s Mahendragarh district on Thursday. The woman in her complaint had said that all the men belong to her village. The incident was reported when she was on her way to attend her coaching classes. Three men allegedly kidnapped the girl, dragged her to a nearby field and gangraped her. The girl, in her complaint, had said that some men who were already present in the field also raped her. She was later found unconscious at a bus stop.
The girl had alleged that Pankaj and Manish drugged her and later took her near a well in a car where she recognised Nishu on gaining consciousness. However, the victim was again drugged and gangraped, the FIR further stated. The police, however, had said that a zero FIR has been filed and the Mahendergarh police are investigating the matter.
On Friday, former Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda had criticised the Khattar-led Haryana government for “destroying the law and order in the state.”
Meanwhile, the victim’s mother, while talking to ANI, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help her daughter get justice.
“Prime Minister Modi says ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao,’ but how? Please help my daughter get justice. My daughter was honoured on Republic Day after she topped Haryana. Now, what should we do? Why is he (Prime Minister Modi) not listening to us today? Where is he? The accused are threatening my daughter and saying that they will kill her if we will tell this to anybody. The village is not speaking anything in front of these goons. Police are also making us go from pillar to post, while the accused are roaming freely. Both the police and the government are not listening to us. It’s been 15-16 hours now, but nothing has been done yet,” the victim’s mother had said.
(With agency inputs)