Woman raped, murdered in Haryana; blades found in her body
A woman from Nepal was raped and murdered, and her body dumped in a field at a village on the Rohtak-Hisar highway in Haryana, police said.india Updated: Feb 08, 2015 19:36 IST
A woman from Nepal was raped and murdered, and her body was dumped in a field at a village on the Rohtak-Hisar highway in Haryana, police said.
On February 1, the mentally challenged Nepalese woman living with her sister at Chinyot Colony in Rohtak had gone missing; and on February 4, her mutilated body was found in a field of a village nearby, according to police.
Autopsy confirmed rape and multiple injuries on the body. The post-mortem report of the woman mentioned several injuries on her private parts, doctors of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak said, adding that stones and blades were also found in her body.
Haryana Police have announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of accused, officials said.
A special investigation team (SIT) led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Amit Bhatia has activated its cyber cell for a breakthrough in the case. The cyber cell is looking to trace the mobile-phone users who were active near the crime spot in the past few days. On Friday, it rounded up several people for questioning.
State women’s commission chairperson Kamlesh Panchal and vice-chairperson Suman Dahiya visited the family of the victim and also met Rohtak senior superintendent of police (SSP) Shashank Anand.
Panchal assured the family that the commission would demand death penalty for the culprits. The commission took a serious note of an allegation against the police of being lax in investigation. Local member of Parliament Deepender Singh Hooda and local legislator Munish Grover also visited the family and promised it support.
Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda condemned the incident and accused the state government of lawlessness in Haryana.
The crime has triggered dissent among the Nepali community. The Mool Pravaha Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj and Pravasi Nepali Sangh Bharat will assemble their members at Mansarovar Park in Rohtak on Sunday for a candlelight vigil and protest. Nepali organisations have also invited local volunteer bodies to join the agitation.
(With PTI inputs)
First Published: Feb 08, 2015 08:47 IST