There is no end to rape cases in Haryana. The State has reported six cases in the past one month.
In the latest incidents, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped in Rohtak, while a mentally challenged woman was sexually assaulted in Jind district. Main accused in both the cases have been arrested.
A 15-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly lured by three women relatives in Kachchi Garhi Mohalla colony of Rohtak and raped by a youth on Tuesday evening, the police said.
The girl was called out of her house by the women and was taken to an abandoned house in a car on the Hisar road on the outskirts of the village where she was raped.
The police have registered a case against five persons, including the three relatives of the victim, and arrested the key accused.
Incidentally, Rohtak is the home district of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Women activists of the BJP and the Haryana Janhit Congress in the district took out a rally and raised slogans against the Hooda regime.
In the other case, the mentally challenged woman was ‘sexually assaulted’ by a man in Narwana area of Jind. The police claimed to have arrested the accused.
A Dalit teenage girl was gang-raped at Dabra village in Hisar on September 9; a married woman was gang-raped in Phillukhera town of Jind district on September 21; a teenage girl was gang-raped by some youths at Gohana in Sonepat district on September 27; and another teenage girl was raped in a moving jeep in Bhiwani district on September 29. In all these cases, the police claimed to have arrested the accused.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hooda condemned the incidents and said “any culprit, whosoever was involved in such heinous crimes, would not be spared at any cost.”
The Chief Minister, who was speaking after presiding over the first meeting of the State Police Board here, said that not only the perception of the police should be good, but it should also be visible and easily accessible.