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Jind girl's rape, murder: Oppn lambast Cong

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, August 26, 2013
First Published: 21:39 IST(26/8/2013) | Last Updated: 21:40 IST(26/8/2013)

Condemning rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Jind, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) on Monday criticised the Congress-led Haryana government for "breakdown of law and order" in the state.

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On Sunday, the 20-year-old Dalit girl's mutilated body was found near a canal from Amarheri area in Jind district. Her family alleged that she was raped before being killed. They protested outside the bus stand by placing the body on road for more than three hours.

INLD leader and Ellenabad MLA Abhey Chautala, in a release, said the incident was a blot on the government and a pointer to lawlessness gripping the state, where no one was safe. Expressing shock over lathicharge on protesters, Chautala alleged that the government had not been giving heed to worsening law and order situation and, instead, was busy in looting the state.

HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi alleged that lawlessness in the state had assumed explosive proportions. The gruesome incident had blackened the face of the Haryana Police and exposed government's inefficiency, he said.

Demanding resignation of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Hisar MP said it was shocking to note that in the past eight months, the state had witnessed 2,233 cases of crime against women, 450 of which were reported in CM's hometown of Rohtak.

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