She is angry and depressed. Her daughter was allegedly gangraped by the same five accused who had raped her earlier in 2013. Her family had to leave their native village, Ghuskani, in Bhiwani district to settle at Rohtak “to escape threats of the accused.”
However, her daughter faced the same fate here as well. But this time she’s not willing to let it go so easily. She says she wants justice for her daughter. “I want death penalty for all the five men. Even that won’t be enough. They deserve so severe punishment that I can’t even express in words,” she said while talking to HT.
A tailor by profession, she is leading her family from the front in this time of crisis. “Things are getting very hard. My daughter is unwell. She hasn’t eaten anything for the past two days. My son’s education is suffering. He is in Class 12,” she said.
Regarding the police claim that the accused were out of town during the incident, she said, “I have no trust left in them. The police only arrested two of the accused in 2013. Even they came out on bail. The accused tortured us, made my daughter’s and rest of ours’ lives hell. But they have done enough harm. I’m here to ensure justice for my daughter,” she said. “Whenever my daughter talks, she demands justice. Time and again, she says they were the same five men. I’m willing to go to any extent to get her justice this time,” she says with moist eyes.
Victim demanded Rs 50 lakh to withdraw FIR: Accused’s kin
Rohtak: While three of the accused in the gangrape of a 21-year-old girl for the second time in Rohtak joined the investigations on Tuesday, kin of the two accused have alleged that the victim had demanded money for withdrawing the case.
Talking to the media here, the wife of accused Sandeep, a 26-year-old marketing executive who was arrested by police on Tuesday, said, “The girl demanded Rs 50 lakh from us for withdrawing the case. Our families lived in the same village and we have had some quarrels over small issues. But they falsely accused my husband of rape. They’re playing the Dalit card to gain sympathy.”
Two of the accused, Amit and Jagmohan, were chargesheeted by the police for raping the girl in 2013.
Making allegations against the victim, Amit’s family said they lived in front of the girl’s house. “She had called Amit in 2013 asking him to accompany her to Chandigarh. Then she falsely accused him of rape and demanded money to withdraw FIR. He was arrested and came out on bail. But their family started demanding money again. Now, she has falsely booked my brother once more,” Amit’s brother said.
Amit’s father said, “My son has not even stepped his foot outside Bhiwani ever since he came out on bail. He is unemployed and deals in property.”
The family members of the four accused have been collectively meeting the police, demanding an unbiased inquiry in the case.
The fifth accused, Akash, has however not been traced yet. The families maintained all the five accused were not friends with each other, as opposed to what claimed by the victim’s family.