Rape victim's kin receiving threats: House panel
A week after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s visit to Haryana, the family of a rape victim told an 11-member Parliamentary committee that they have been receiving threats.chandigarh Updated: Oct 18, 2012 01:10 IST
A week after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s visit to Haryana, the family of a rape victim told an 11-member Parliamentary committee that they have been receiving threats.
The standing committee on the welfare of SC/ST, led by Gobinda Chandra Naskar of Trinamool Congress, which visited the families of two rape victims in Jind’s Sachakhera and Kaithal district’s Kalayat on Wednesday, said dalits in the state still live in fear.
“The families of rape victims and other members of dalit community told us they were living under constant threat,” said CPI Rajya Sabha member D Raja, who was part of the team. The two Rajput men who had raped the 19-yr-old scheduled tribe victim on October 8, have been arrested.
Mithilesh Kumar, parliamentarian from Samajwadi Party, told reporters Haryana had failed to protect the dalits.
At Sachakhera, the MPs reprimanded officials for not providing compensation to the family of the teenage girl who committed suicide after she was gangraped. The victim’s father, however, met the team later in Kaithal and said they had received RS. 2.5 lakh.
Gandhi had visited the family on October 9.
40 days — 18th rape
On Tuesday, two youths were arrested for allegedly raping a married woman in Rohtak district's Gharothi village. The men, Raj Kumar and Subhash Kumar, were brothers-in-law of the victim.
The arrests were made after the woman lodged a complaint at the Lakhan Majra police station, saying she had been raped on October 13.
Superintendent of police Vivek Sharma said according to the complaint, the youths had come when the the woman was alone at home. Taking her to a house located on the outskirts of the village, they had sexually assaulted her.