Chandigarh: The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Haryana is finding itself in a tight corner over the alleged gang rape of women during the Jat quota agitation today appointed a committee of three women police officers, including a DIG of POlice to receive complaints of gang rape of women in Murthal village in Sonipat district during the Jat quota stir.
Haryana Police chief Yash Pal Singal today announced the formation of a three-member committee of lady police officers and said that anyone who has information about the alleged crime can ring up the committee members to lodge a complaint. The members of the committee and their mobile numbers are Dr. Rajshree Singh (9729995000), DSP Bharati Dabas (8053882302) and DSP Surender Kaur (9729990760).
According to available reports, the rioters taking part in the agitation stopped buses and vehicles on the highway passing through Murthal village. They looted the passengers and torched the vehicles. Many agitators even dragged women to the nearby fields and gang raped them. The women were raped in front of their family members including children. The men who resisted were beaten up. Some of the women could leave that place only after the villagers gave clothes and blankets to cover them. When newspersons reached the spot, women’s clothes were strewn around in the field. There are also reports stating that some local villagers told journalists that they have been asked to keep quiet and threatened with dire consequences of they spoke about the incident.
The High Court took suo-moto cognizance of reports and ordered today asking the State Government to address the issue. The Chief Judicial magistrates also have been asked to directly receive complaints from the citizens.