Parents of Rohtak gang rape victim demand death penalty for rapists

“Hang the rapists,” said the victim's parents after they were informed by the police about their daughter's brutal rape and murder.  

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: May 13, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Parents of Rohtak gang rape victim demand death penalty for rapists

New Delhi: The distraught parents of a gang-rape and murder victim in Haryana's Rohtak on Saturday demanded death penality for the rapists.

“Hang the rapists,” said the victim's parents after they were informed by the police about their daughter's brutal rape and murder.

They said neither police nor any official from the government visited them after the incident.

The police were stunned to see the state of the victim's body, which had grave injury marks.

An initial investigation showed that sharp-edged objects were inserted into her private parts while her head was smashed.

Police suspect a vehicle was run over her by the attackers in order to disfigure her so they could hide the victim's identity.

A forensic team later confirmed that the victim was gang-raped and mutilated with sharp-edged weapons.

"The victim was tortured and her body was mutilated and tortured after the gang rape.

“She was killed after being raped involving at least seven people.

“Her skull was smashed in a way which indicates that she was run over by a vehicle in order to hide her identity," the forensic team said.

The probe also found drugs in viscera samples taken from her body.

The incident happens barely a week after the Supreme Court sent four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case to the gallows.

According to police, the girl was abducted in Haryana's Rohtak when she was on her way to work on May 9.

She was then taken to a secluded place where she was gang-raped by seven people.

The attackers then mutilated her body and dumped it in an empty plot in Rohtak on May 11.

She lived with her parents in neighbouring Sonepat district of Haryana.