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Officials assure all possible help after Jewar victim’s suicide bid

The subdivisional magistrate visited the victims and assured them of a fair investigation in the case

noida Updated: Jun 05, 2017 23:54 IST
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Two victims of the alleged gang rape in Jewar leave the secretariat in Lucknow after meeting the CM on June 1.
Two victims of the alleged gang rape in Jewar leave the secretariat in Lucknow after meeting the CM on June 1.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT File)

A day after one of the victims of the Jewar ‘rape’ and robbery incident attempted suicide, subdivisional magistrate Shubhi Kakan on Monday met the victims and assured them of all possible help from the government. The families shared their woes with Kakan who in turn assured them a fair investigation in the case.

“The police are investigating the matter and I can’t comment on it. I have come here to meet the victims and to hear them out,” Kakan said.

Kakan also said the police’s claim that the women were not raped is based on an interim report. “An inquiry on the interim report is on and we are awaiting the final medical report from forensics lab in Lucknow before coming to a conclusion,” she said.

One of the victims said, “We met the SDM who has assured justice and asked us not to lose hope. She assured us that the culprits will be arrested soon. Many people have come to meet us since the incident but no arrest has been made so far.”

The daughter of one of the women said, “We are embarrassed to the core after the police claimed that my mother was not raped. There are people who have started questioning our dignity. What’s the point in meeting us if justice is not given?” she said.

The area SDM also claimed that Jewar is safe for women and such incidents are rare. “I am a woman and I feel safe here. This (Jewar) is a safe area and it’s unfortunate that such an incident took place here. We will take all possible measures to ensure safety of women,” Kakan said.

The SDM also met family members of the man who was shot dead by the robbers on May 25 in a field off the Yamuna Expressway and assured them all assistance under government schemes.

“We are trying to help the family of the man shot dead by offering free education to his children in both private and public schools as well as ensuring that the wife gets the widow pension,” Kakan said.

Last week, the Jewar victims had met chief minister Yogi Adityanath to share their woes with him.

Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh has also asked the police department to solve the case at the earliest and arrest the culprits.

“I have asked the police to ensure that a proper investigation is done in the Jewar incident. Culprits should be arrested soon. If any officer is found taking the case lightly, then strict action will be taken against them,” the MLA said.