Haryana witnesses 10 rapes in past 10 days
The recent case of a 22-year-old woman, who was allegedly dragged out of a car and raped in Gurgaon, and a 27-year-old married woman, who was allegedly raped by a man late on Sunday night in Rohtak, has raised serious questions about women’s safety in Haryana.
This comes after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that the state will seek capital punishment for those found guilty of raping girls below the age of 12.
With these latest two incidents, the northern state has witnessed 10 rapes, mostly of minors, in the last 10 days.
Here’s a look at the 10 incidents reported over the past ten days:
Gurgaon: Woman dragged out of car, raped on roadside; five men arrested
A 22-year-old woman was allegedly dragged out of a car and raped on the roadside in Tigra village, near Golf Course Extension Road, on Sunday. Five persons have been arrested, officials said on Tuesday.
Married woman raped in Rohtak, neighbour booked
A 27-year-old married woman was allegedly raped by a man late on Sunday night in Rohtak’s Indira Colony area, the police said on Monday. The victim, a mother of two, worked as a construction worker.
18 year-old ‘raped’ in Kurukshetra’s Ladwa
An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 24-year-old youth in a marriage palace on the outskirts of Ladwa town of Kurukshetra district.
One arrested for gang-rape, Gurgaon police hunt co-accused
The police, on Thursday, arrested one of the two men booked for abducting and raping a college student in a moving car in Farrukhnagar area, around 22km from Gurgaon, on Monday. The complaint was lodged by the 20-year-old on Wednesday, two days after she was raped and threatened with dire consequences by the accused if she reported the matter.
Girl ‘gangraped’ at knifepoint in Dadri
A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped at knifepoint by four persons in Chakhi Dadri district, police said on Thursday (Jan 18) . The victim, a resident of a village in Chakhi Dadri sub-division, said she was going to relieve herself on Tuesday night when four persons, one of whom was known to her , abducted her at knifepoint and took her to a secluded place where they gangraped her.
3-year old raped by 14-year-old neighbour in Hisar
The Haryana Police on Wednesday (Jan 17) arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly raped a three-year-old girl late Tuesday evening in Hisar. The girl’s parents who are labourers were still at work when the incident took place at around 7:30 pm. According to the complaint, the victim narrated the incident to her parents when they returned to the house.
48-year-old held for sexually assaulting, brutalising 10-year-old
A 48-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl and inserted a stick into her private parts in Pinjore on Saturday. Based on a complaint by the girl’s mother, the man, who was their neighbour, was arrested on Sunday.
Neighbours rape 11-year-old in Panipat
The semi-naked body of an 11-year-old girl was recovered in Panipat on Sunday. Police arrested two of her neighbours, who confessed to having raped and murdered her, the superintendent of police said.
Men gang-rape woman in car in Faridabad
A 23-year-old woman was abducted and gangraped in a moving car in Old Faridabad on Saturday. The woman was bundled into the car, raped and later dumped on Mathura road. The woman accused three persons of committing the crime. The accused are at large.
Kurukshetra minor’s gang rape: Kin allege police inaction
The family of a 15-year-old Kurukshetra girl who was gang raped and murdered on Friday, have accused the police of inaction. Medical examination revealed the girl was raped by multiple persons and a blunt object was inserted into her private parts. The Kurukshetra SP said the main accused, a Class 12 student, and his accomplices are on the run. The girl was a good student and aspired to be a doctor, according to her family.