Jat stir: 'I was gang-raped, Haryana police asked me to maintain silence for sake of honour'

Haryana Police today filed its status report on the alleged rapes at Murthal in Sonipat district.

Jat stir: 'I was gang-raped, Haryana police asked me to maintain silence for sake of honour'

Rohtak: As Haryana Police continues to be in denial mode on the alleged rapes at Murthal in Sonipat district during the Jat agitation, two women have surfaced and narrated their ordeal, exposing the claims of the police.

Speaking exclusively to 'Firstpost', a 27-year-old woman alleged that when she was coming back to Delhi with her husband, their bus was stopped by some agitators somewhere near Sukhdev Dhaba. Thereafter, the rioters forcefully took them to a field nearby, where she was gang-raped. The alleged rape victim maintained that the other women in the bus were also sexually assaulted.

Further narrating her story, the woman said, she saw some men around the area after she regained conscious. Fearing further assault, she tried to hide and keep quiet. Fortunately those men helped her reunite with her husband, who was badly beaten by the agitators.

When asked why didn't she filed a police complaint, the woman said that the priority for them was to first save themselves and leave the place.

“Even worse, we were advised by the officials there not to report the matter for the sake of honour, because what has happened could not be undone,” she added.

The woman further said was that the Haryana Police allegedly advised not to file a report for the sake of honour.

When the victim's husband was asked, whether he would depose before the Special Investigation Team (SIT), set up to probe the alleged Murthal rape incidents, he said nothing will happen as the police will not take any action against the culprits.

Another woman, who was coming back from Naina Devi Temple in Nainital also narrated her ordeal.

According to 'Firstpost', the lady said their car was set ablaze and her daughter was kidnapped at gunpoint by the agitators. The girl was later found by the family from water tank near an eatery on the highway along with others.

The mother told 'Firstpost' that the dhaba owner saved her daughter and other women from the wrath of the goons by giving them shelter at his eatery.

The aggrieved mother said her daughter was in a state of shock and not behaving normally. She also refused to trust the police saying, how could they come forward and file a complaint as the policemen themselves had termed the incidents as 'rumours'.

Meanwhile, Haryana Police today filed its status report on the alleged rapes at Murthal in Sonipat district during the Jat agitation, saying no such incident took place.

The status report was filed before a division bench of Justices SK Mittal and HS Sidhu.

The status report filed by police "denied the charges of molestation and gang-rape during the intervening night of February 22/23 at Murthal in Sonipat district."