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Tension in accused's village, residents for fair probe

punjab Updated: Dec 03, 2014 20:45 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

After the arrest of three boys from Asan village in connection with outraging the modesty of two Rohtak girls, tension has started building up at the native village of the accused with villagers expressing solidarity with their families on the issue.

Looking at the situation, police had stepped up security near village at Kansala police station and one Gypsy has been patrolling the village to avoid any untoward incident.

Raj Singh, sarpanch of Asan village, told mediapersons that it was unfair on the part of police to take one-sided action. The police are not ready to lodge an FIR on the basis of complaints they have made, he added.

Singh said they have been running from pillar to post for last three days and have even met the Rohtak SP, but to no avail. The sarpanch also requested villagers not to resort to any unlawful activity to press their point and appealing them to exercise restraint and wait for government's action.

Villagers also mocked the state government of going overboard and announcing a felicitation ceremony for Rohtak girls though the investigation in the episode is yet to completed. Notably, state agriculture minister OP Dhankar had announced to honour both girls with a cash prize of `31,000 each, while chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had lauded girls' bravery and declared to felicitate them on Republic Day.