three extra rapes reported in Haryana, tally now eight in 6 days

CHANDIGARH/ROHTAK: horror continues unabated as three more gang rapes were reported in the state on Thursday. With this, the tally of rapes in the last six days has increased to eight in the state that is facing flak for the deteriorating law and order condition.
The cases were reported from across Haryana: A Dalit girl, studying in Class XII, was abducted from outside her house in village of district and raped by four men at knife-point. In the second case, a 20-year-old woman was raped by two youths of village in district. And, a second-year student of was raped in a moving car by two men at in Gurgaon district of the state.

With the focus of the whole country on the alarming rise in such cases in Haryana, senior police officers are personally supervising investigations.

One raped at home, other near house

In Charkhi Dadri, SP Himanshu Garg said the 17-year-old Dalit student had told cops that four persons had gang-raped her on Monday night after abducting her at knife-point when she had left home to attend a call of nature. The four accused took turns to rape her after taking her to a secluded place and was dumped outside her house in an unconscious state on Tuesday morning.

“She is terrified and we have provided her all the legal help, including a woman advocate for counselling. Once our statement gets recorded, strictest action would be taken against the accused,” said Garg. The girl‘s father was away and her mother waited for her husband to return before informing the police. The couple took their daughter to Charkhi Dadri women‘s police station and lodged a complaint on Thursday.


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