The police on Saturday have arrested all the four accused who allegedly raped a teenage girl in a godown in the main market of Gohana, 33km from here, in Sonepat district. "We had arrested Kali and Harish yesterday while Santy and Deepak were nabbed today," said Gohana DSP on Saturday.
The accused have been identified as: Amit alias Kali, Harish, Deepak and Raman alias Shanky. A student of class 11, who hails from the punjabi community of Gohana was overpowered when she went to buy some grocery items from a shop located in the main bazar of Gohana town of Sonepat district.
Harish who was at the shop of Amit, asked the victim to collect the said items from the godown, where the victim was surrounded by them, and the crime was committed. Th three accused were produced in Gohana court and were sent to police custody.
However, Harish the main victim was manhandled by the family members of the victim and had to be taken to PGIMS, Rohtak, from where he was sent to judicial custody.
Police said that the medical examination of the victim confirmed the crime, and the forensic team has collected the samples from the crime spot for their investigations. Later, the vice chairperson of Haryana Women Commission, Chander Parbha reached the residence of victim, and also met the police to know the further course of action.
Members of several organisations including women organisations met the victim's family and showed their solidarity in fighting against the accused in the case.
It may be noted that recently, Rohtak range inspector general of police Alok Mittal defended the rising number of rape cases in his area, he told HT, "We received less number of rape cases this year as compared to last year."
CPI(M) to take on government over failing law and order situation
Haryana state unit of CPI(M) expressed grave concern over rising graph of crime posing a serious threat to security of common people in general and that of the women in particular.
In a press note issued on Saturday the party state secretary Inderjit Singh alleged that, while the state has gone into the grip of organised crime, the state government continues to be insensitive to the situation.
Citing the cases of Dabra in Hisar, Piloo Khera in Jind and Gohana in Sonepat as most disturbing instances of gangrape he has said that women in general and dalit women in particular have become soft targets of criminal elements.