Activists, politicians and Twitteratis lambast brutal Rohtak rape
The brutal rape of a 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman from Nepal in Rohtak sparked outrage on the social-networking site Twitter on Sunday, with many activists and politicians raising voice demanding punitive action against the culprits.
Chandigarh: The brutal rape of a 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman from Nepal in Rohtak sparked outrage on the social-networking site Twitter on Sunday, with many activists and politicians raising voice demanding punitive action against the culprits.
According to the police, the 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.
The post-mortem report of the woman mentioned several injuries on her private parts, doctors of PGIMS said, adding that stones and blades were also found in her body.
Asking the government to take stern action against the accused, DCW Chairperson Barkha Sukhla Singh told ANI, “Such incidents are happening repeatedly. Government must act and punish culprits as soon as possible.”
Social activist Annie Raja and Congress leader PC Chacko also condemned the incident.
“Highly condemnable. It shows the gap between promises being made and the work being doing.
It is ironic. Haryana is where 'Beti-padhao Beti-bachao' andolan has recently started,” Raja was quoted as saying by ANI.
“I don’t want to blame anyone politically, but BJP needs to soul-search a little,” said PC Chacko.
Many netizens took to Twitter to vent out their anger and anguish over the horrendous incident.
Here are some tweets:
So painful to even read about Rohtak & Lucknow crimes, imagine what victims went through. Our indifference today will be our sorrow tomorrow
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) February 8, 2015
Btw @mlkhattar shame on your governance for what happened in Rohtak, for what we voted for you if such things keeps happening?
— Mohit (@sailorsmoon) February 7, 2015
— SANGRAM U SINGH (@Sangram_Sanjeet) February 7, 2015
The victim's sister had lodged a complaint with police on February 1 and on February 4, the woman's body was recovered from the fields in Akbarpur village with several injury marks on it, Rohtak Superintendent of Police (SP) Shashank Anand said.
Meanwhile, Haryana police has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of accused, officials said.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to crack the case, the SP said.
(With Agency inputs)