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Women's commission for death to culprits in rape of Nepalese woman

chandigarh Updated: Feb 08, 2015 00:04 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times


The state women's commission will recommend death as penalty for the rape and murder of a Nepalese woman (28) here, which it has described as horrendous crime.

On February 1, the mentally challenged Nepalese woman living with her sister at Chinyot Colony here had gone missing; and on February 4, her mutilated body was found in a field of a village nearby. Autopsy confirmed rape and multiple injuries all over the body. On Friday, state women's commission chairperson Kamlesh Panchal and vice-chairperson Suman Dahiya visited the family of the victim and met Rohtak senior superintendent of police (SSP) Shashank Anand.

Panchal assured the family that the commission would demand nothing less than gallows for the culprits. The commission took a serious note of the allegation against the police of being lax in investigation. Local member of Parliament Deepender Singh Hooda and local legislator Munish Grover also visited the family and promised it support.

SIT activates cyber cell

The special investigation team (SIT) led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Amit Bhatia has activated its cyber cell for a breakthrough in the case. The recovery of the body far from the woman's house has baffled the police, and now its cyber cell will to trace the mobile-phone users who were active near the crime spot in the past few days.

On Friday, it rounded up several people for questioning.

Nepalese people to hold protest

The crime has outraged the Nepali community. The Mool Pravaha Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj and Pravasi Nepali Sangh Bharat will assemble their members at Mansarovar Park here on Sunday for a candlelight vigil and protest. The Nepali organisations has also invited local volunteer bodies to join in agitation.