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Chandigarh stalking case: Victim’s father urges people to fight for justice and bring culprits to book

After his daughter’s case garnered much attention from political circles and social media, the IAS officer took to Facebook to call on more support for their fight.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 06, 2017 23:38 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
A 29-year-old woman on Facebook detailed the ordeal she went through on the night of August 5 when she was chased by two men in a car on her way home. (Representative image/;HT File Photo)

An IAS officer, whose daughter was stalked by the son of a senior Haryana BJP leader, on Sunday took to social media and urged people to fight crime against women while also sharing the ordeal his family had gone through.

The victim also expressed her anguish in a post saying she was lucky not to be the daughter of a commoner or else who knows what her fate could have been.

“If we do not persist in trying to bring the guilty to justice, more and more daughters will suffer this hurt,” said the victim’s father in a Facebook post.

The son of Haryana’s ruling BJP chief Subhash Barala was on Saturday arrested along with his friend based in the woman’s complaint.

Barala’s 23-year-old son Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar, 27, were later released on bail causing a political outcry.

The incident came to light when the 29-year-old woman called up police on Friday night and complained that two men followed her in an SUV when she was driving from Sector 8 market in Chandigarh towards Panchkula on the intervening night of August 4 and 5. In her Facebook post, she described how they attempted to intercede her, force her onto smaller roads, and even approached her car and attempted to get in.

The father of the victim in his Facebook post thanked the Chandigarh police for being helpful and efficient in handling the matter.

While stating how his family had gone through a “horrendous experience”, he said that it will take a long time for his daughter “to go back to a normal life”.

Giving reasons for the Facebook post, the father said, “Our clear intention is to bring the culprits to book.”

First Published: Aug 06, 2017 23:33 IST