Haryana horror continues, 20-year-old alleges rape by two, including neighbour
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Haryana horror continues, 20-year-old alleges rape by two, including neighbour

The incident took place in Fatehabad district, when the woman was alone at home.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2018 18:28 IST
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Activists shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on Wednesday, against a spurt of rape cases reported from Haryana over the past week. (AFP)

A 20-year-old married woman has alleged she was raped by two men, including her neighbour, at a village in Fatehabad district of Haryana, which has seen a spurt of such cases over the past week.

In her police complaint, the woman said the incident took place on Wednesday when she was alone at home. The two accused barged in, she claimed, adding she was threatened with dire consequences if the matter was reported.

Police said the woman had got married six months back.

“We have registered a case of rape against her neighbour and other co-accused. The accused have also been booked under other relevant provisions of the law. They will be arrested soon,” Fatehabad’s SP Deepak Saharan said over phone on Thursday.

Over the past week, assaults on women and girls have been reported from Haryana’s Kurukshetra, Panipat, Hisar, Jind and Faridabad. In some cases, the girls’ private parts were mutilated, a reminder of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2012 that led to a huge uproar across the country.

On Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy allegedly raped his three-year-old neighbour in a colony in Hisar.

A 15-year-old girl’s half-naked body was found on Saturday from near the bank of a canal in a village in Jind district after she had gone missing last Tuesday from her village in Kurukshetra district. The girl was brutally assaulted, her private parts mutilated and some of the vital organs ruptured, police said.

In Panipat, last week, police recovered the semi-naked body of an 11-year-old girl. Two of her neighbours were arrested. Police said they confessed to raping and murdering her.

Alleging a complete breakdown of law and order in the state, the opposition Congress has sought the dismissal of the Manohar Lal Khattar government and imposition of President’s Rule.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 18:28 IST