Days after sisters Aarti and Pooja, who were molested in a moving state roadways bus last month, were given police protection, their father Rajesh Kuhar, a class-3 employee in a government office, has also sought security cover for himself.
Rajesh, who is currently posted at Farmana, near Gohana, in Sonepat district in the electricity department, met with Rohtak superintendent of police Shashank Anand on Wednesday with his lawyer to seek security cover citing threat from certain caste-based organisations.
Attar Singh Panwar, lawyer of the victims, said they have sought security for the victims' father as several unidentified youths keep following him whenever he goes out of the house and there is a threat to his life.
“The Rohtak SP has assured us that he would request for police security to his counterpart in Sonepat district as the victims' village, Thanakhurd, falls in that district,” said Panwar.
Notably, several people from different villages had previously told mediapersons that Rajesh had borrowed money from them and he refused to return it and they were issued threats when they demanded it back.
Meanwhile, Aarti and Pooja, students of local government women's college, were called by police women cell for joining counselling session.
Accused side seeks FIR against girls
The kin of Kuldeep, Mohit and Deepak, who were booked by police in connection with the November 28 incident for molesting Aarti and Pooja, had met with Rohtak SP Shashank Anand on many occasions in the past to seek a case against the Sonepat sisters.
Sandeep Rathee, lawyer for the accused, said the police should not lose time in registering an FIR against Sonepat sisters as nine of the witnesses have deposed before police in the case.