Haryana Rape: In yet another shocker, a woman was on Monday raped in Haryana's Gurugram in front of her husband and brother in law.
In yet another shocker, a woman was on Monday raped in Haryana’s Gurugram in front of her husband and brother in law. As per police, woman’s husband and brother-in-law were held at gun-point at Sector 56 in Gurugram. The accused, before fleeing the spot, threatened the family of dire consequences if they approach police. However, the husband was able to note down the number of the vehicle. Following the incident, four people have been arrested by the police from their residences. The incident took place near Business Park Tower in Sector 56, when the man stopped his car for urinating.
The incident comes as part of a string of incidents of sexual assault against women in the state in little over a week. The incidents have drawn sharp criticism for the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in the state. Opposition Congress has sought the dismissal of the Khattar government. Terming Haryana the ‘Rape State of India’, the Congress termed Khattar’s attitude as shocking and said that his government was more on shifting blame instead of acting against the culprits. Recently, a college student was allegedly raped in Gurugram district’s Farrukhnagar.
The spate of incidents began with brutal gangrape and killing of a six-year-old girl in state’s Uklana area, followed by two other incidents in a similar manner, sparking protests. The first incident, in December 2017, came to light when a passersby noticed the girl on a deserted street. As per the police, unidentified men had allegedly abducted the girl when she was sleeping with her sister and mother in their home in a slum area. After the post-mortem report, police said that kidnappers had even inserted a wooden stick in her private parts.
Again in January, barely a month after a six-year-old girl was brutalised, two separate incidents of rapes, carried out in similar manner, sent shockwaves across the states. In the first case, a 15-year-old school student was brutally assaulted and her private parts were mutilated. The other case too involved the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. In another case, a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy in Hisar district last week.
Haryana Government is also mulling to bring a law to provide capital punishment for those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 years or less. The state government is also likely to make a request for setting up of fast-track courts for dealing with rape cases to provide a speedy justice delivery system to the victims. The announcement was made by the chief minister while he was addressing people after laying the foundation stone of a sugar mill here.