Latest case reported from Jind district of Haryana

In another shocker from Haryana, a teenage Dalit girl immolated herself on Saturday after allegedly being gang-raped at Sacchakhera village in Jind district. The shocked girl sprinkled kerosene and set herself on fire, the police said.

She was rushed to Civil Hospital in Jind district, but later referred to PGIMS in Rohtak in a serious condition. She breathed her last in the hospital.

The tragic incident adds to a series of such horrific crimes against women in Haryana during the past one month, and third in Jind alone.

Earlier in the day, the victim in her statement to the police said that one of her neighbours, Pradeep, dragged her into his house, while the sister-in-law of the accused kept guard standing on the terrace of the house.

Pradeep and another youth, Naveen, reportedly raped the teenager.

Meanwhile, another youth identified as Sanjeev also came into the room and bolted the door, but he did not rape the victim, according to her complaint.

In a state of shock, the girl went to her house and sprinkled kerosene on herself.

According to a police spokesperson, four men were involved in the incident including the two rapists and they all belonged to Dalit community.

The police said they have arrested two accused, the woman and Sanjeev, after an FIR was registered against the four.

The remaining two, who raped the girl, would also be arrested soon, he added.

A rattled Haryana Government on Thursday had formed three-member committees at district level to investigate, monitor and ensure speedy prosecution of such crimes.

A rape incident took place in Hisar on September 9, where a Dalit teenage girl was gang-raped in Dabra village.

A married woman was gang-raped in a Jind village, a teenage girl was gang-raped by some youths at Gohana in Sonepat district while another teenage girl was raped in a moving jeep in Bhiwani district. - PTI