Jat stir: When Haryana Police asked rape victims in Murthal to keep quiet and go home

In a shocking ordeal, a man has claimed that his sister, wife and daughter were gang-raped near Murthal, the home of the famous dhabas, in Sonepat district.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016, 16:41 PM IST
Jat stir: When Haryana Police asked rape victims in Murthal to keep quiet and go home

Hisar: In a shocking ordeal, a man has claimed that his sister, wife and daughter were gang-raped near Murthal, the home of the famous dhabas, in Sonepat district.

The incidents of sexual assault took place during Jat agitation in Haryana.

The Haryana government and state police have, however, denied reports which claimed that some agitators sexually assaulted women travellers on the Delhi-Ambala highway (NH-1).

Reports say that around 10 women were gang-raped by the rioters.

According to ABP news, around 30 agitators stopped the cars in Murthal, pulled the travellers out and set the vehicles on fire. Thereafter, they beat up male members in the cars and forced them to flee the spot. The female members were forcefully taken to nearby fields of Hasanpur and Kurad villages, where they were mercilessly beaten and gang-raped. The alleged rape victims waited till night to come out of farms and urged villagers to provide them clothes.

Later, the women went to 'Sukhdev Dhaba', where they were reunited with their family members and approached police.

Rubbing salt into their wounds, the Haryana Police allegedly told them that nothing would happen to the rioters, even if they file a police complaint against them.

Dissuading them from filing a complaint, the cops told the victim about the hassles of medical tests and law procedures.

However, the matter came to the fore, all thanks to media.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a detailed report from the Haryana Director General of Police and the Home Secretary by Monday in connection with cases of alleged gang-rapes in Murthal near Sonepat during the Jat agitation.

Taking suo moto notice of the media report, Justice Naresh Kumar Sanghi, said the high court could not sit as a "mute spectator" to the reported incidents and that these needed to be probed by a "premier investigation agency".

Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) YP Singhal on Wednesday denied any incident of indecent behaviour and rape of women in Sonipat during the recent agitation.

The Haryana government also denied media reports that some persons behaved indecently with some women who were travelling in cars near village Kurad in Sonipat district.