Rewari: The three men arrested in connection with the Rewari gangrape case were produced before the Civil Court Kanina on Monday. The court has sent all the three people to five-day police remand, said ANI. The three arrested include prime accused Nishu Phogat, Deen Dayal, the alleged owner of the place where the crime was committed and Dr Sanjeev who was called by Nishu to the crime spot to examine the victim. (Also read: Police Releases Pictures of Accused)Also Read - Mysuru Gangrape Case: Seventh Accused Arrested from Tamil Nadu After a Fortnight
The girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped after being drugged in Haryana’s Narnaul area. In the FIR, police have identified three Pankaj, Manish, and Nishu as the accused. Pankaj is a defence personnel stationed in Rajasthan. Also Read - Mysuru Gangrape: Karnataka Home Minister Says Congress Trying to 'Rape' Him, Adds Victim 'Should Not Have Gone There'; Issues Clarification
Earlier today, state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had appealed to the general public to not harbour the accused in the Rewari gangrape case. Assuring that the two absconding accused will be arrested soon, he said that if anyone is caught giving the two accused a refuge, strict legal action will be taken against them. On the same day, members of various women rights organisations protested outside the Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi, demanding justice for the victim and stringent action against the accused. Also Read - Karnataka Gangrape: College Student Allegedly Raped, Boyfriend Attacked in Mysuru; State Orders Action Against Culprits
“Only one of the (prime) accused has been arrested, while others are still on the run. The police’s failure to nab the culprit shows the government’s insensitivity towards the issue,” said a member of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA). “One of the accused is an Army man. If he can’t be punished, what is the credibility of our system all about?” asked Sheena Chibbar from the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA).
The mother of the victim had claimed that she was offered Rs 2 lakh compensation cheque from the government. However, she has refused to accept it and demanded justice for her daughter. The cheque given to the victim’s family is claimed to have been signed by “Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary District Legal Services Authority Narnaul”.