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Brother of rape-murder victim in Haryana’s Rohtak accused of raping widow

The man’s sister was brutally raped and murdered, triggering national outrage over women’s safety in Haryana as the incident was compared with the fatal December 2012 gang-rape of a paramedical student in New Delhi.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2017 23:06 IST
Hardik Anand
The elder brother of a 20-year-old woman gang-raped and murdered in Rohtak is accused of raping a widow.
The elder brother of a 20-year-old woman gang-raped and murdered in Rohtak is accused of raping a widow.(HT Photo / Representational)

The elder brother of a 20-year-old woman gang-raped and murdered in Rohtak this May was charged with raping a widow and stealing valuables from her.

Sonepat police in Haryana pressed charges on Friday against the 24-year-old suspect, who is jobless and allegedly an alcoholic. But he wasn’t arrested.

A 40-year-old widow, a neighbour, alleged that he barged into her house when she was alone, raped her and took away a mobile phone and gold earrings.

Based on her complaint, police registered a case. An officer said the woman’s statement will be recorded before magistrate on Saturday. Her medical examination will be done too.

The man’s sister was brutally raped and murdered, triggering national outrage over women’s safety in Haryana as the incident was compared with the fatal December 2012 gang-rape of a paramedical student in New Delhi.

Her decomposed and mutilated body was found at a secluded place in the Rohtak industrial area, where dogs were tearing out the flesh.

Police arrested two men — a suspected jilted lover and his friend — after the family’s complaint. DNA test reports hold the duo guilty.

The incident was so gruesome that chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced trial in a fast-track court.