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No arrests yet in Haryana gangrape case

On Friday evening, the state women’s commission chairperson Pratibha Suman visited the victim at the Rewari civil hospital and said the panel had asked the police to provide security to family members of the woman.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2018 23:00 IST
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Hindustan Times, Hisar
Haryana gangrape case,Rewari,Mahendragarh
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An arrest warrant was issued on Saturday against a soldier posted in Kota of Rajasthan, who is the main accused in the gangrape of a 20-year-old woman from Rewari at Kanina in Mahendragarh district.

Haryana director general of police (DGP) BS Sandhu on Saturday said, “A police team has been sent to Rajasthan to arrest him. The other two accused will also be arrested soon,” he said.

The DGP said senior officials will also conduct an inquiry to see if there was any negligence on the part of the police.

The police also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information about the three accused who gangraped the woman when she was on her way to a coaching centre on September 12.

The first information report (FIR) names three accused —Pankaj, Manish and Nishu. In her complaint, the woman said that Pankaj and Manish drugged her and took her near a well in a car where she recognised Nishu after gaining consciousness. However, she was again drugged and allegedly gangraped.

Nuh superintendent of police (SP) Nazneen Bhasin, who leads the special investigation team (SIT), told reporters in Rewari, “Medical reports confirm rape but how many committed the crime is a matter of investigation. Samples have been sent to the forensic lab.”

Talking to HT, Bhasin said, “A statement of the victim under Section 164 of the CrPC has been recorded. Now the SIT is at the crime scene and collecting more details about the case.”

Bhasin visited the victim in hospital and said her condition is stable.

On the other hand, the family members of the victim told HT that even during the recording of the statement, the condition of the victim was not stable. Her father said the statement was recorded in the middle of the night at around 1am.

Meanwhile, the police provided security to the victim’s family on the directions of Haryana State Women Commission chairperson Pratibha Suman.

The National Commission for Women also wrote to DGP Sandhu, seeking updates on the case.

First Published: Sep 15, 2018 12:19 IST