Haryana: A fresh rape incident has again raised concerns over women safety in Haryana, which is in news for rape incidents these days. In yet another shocking incident in Fatehabad’s Bhuthan village in Haryana, a 20-year old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two youths. Reportedly, the two accused barged into her house and raped her yesterday (January 18) while she was alone. The two allegedly raped her one after the other and left after threatening her of dire consequences in case she revealed the matter to anyone. The victim has alleged in her complaint that she was raped by two men of the same village when her family had gone to attend the ‘rasam pagri’ of her maternal grandfather and she was home-alone.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Bimla Devi, Fatehabad Women Police Station SHO, said, “She was sent for medical examination. Case registered under various section of the IPC. Accused will be arrested as soon as possible. A special team has been formed for that.” No arrests were made in the case till the filing of the report.
This is the latest incident in the spate of rapes that have occurred in the northern state since the weekend. Earlier, three rape cases were reported in the state from Jind, Panipat and Faridabad. The state government has been drawing flak due to increasing incidents of women assault. State-wide protests are also being staged to register protest against the lax law and order situation in the state. The opposition has demanded the resignation of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on moral grounds as he has not been able to better women security in the state so far.
Amidst the row, Khattar broke his silence, yesterday (January 17), over the multiple rape incidents. Promising the state residents of tying up all the ‘loose ends’, Khattar requested all political parties to not politicise the grim issue. Speaking to ANI, he said, “Such incidents are unfortunate. We’ll take strict action and tie up all loose ends. We have made changes in the police administration and transferred a few officers. I appeal political parties to not politicise the issue.”