Rape case: Protesting farmers detained

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2014 23:47 IST

More than 40 farmers, including women, demanding arrest of the absconding accused in the alleged rape of the minor Dalit girl in Ganhdar village in Muktsar district, were detained by the police on Sunday here.

The farmers, as part of their ongoing protest, were raising slogans under the banner of BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union in front of the residence of inspector general of police (IGP), Bathinda zone, Paramraj Singh Umranangal.

The farmers were released later in the day. Farmers' leaders have alleged that the police, due to political patronage to the third accused Gurlal Singh, was not arresting him though he has been declared a proclaimed offender by the court.

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