New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded strongest punishment for those guilty in alleged Murthal gang-rapes incident.
Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal wrote, “Murthal gangrapes are shocking and shameful. Strongest punishment should be given to the culprits.”
Haryana Police on Friday announced the formation of an all-women inquiry committee to look into allegations that women commuters were pulled out of their cars during the recent Jat agitation and mass gang rapes took place at Murthal in Haryana`s Sonipat district.
Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Y.P. Singhal said on Friday that the inquiry committee, headed by woman Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rajshree Singh and comprising two women Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) Bharti Dabas and Surinder Kaur would probe the reported incidents.
Media reports said that the mass gang rapes took place in the early hours of Monday (February 22) and that up to 10 women were sexually assaulted by a group of nearly 40 hooligans during the Jat community`s agitation or reservation.
The reports said that the women were pulled out of their cars, stripped and gang-raped in nearby fields. The victims later reached a nearby popular dhaba and sought help.
Media reports said clothes and undergarments of women were found strewn in the area but Haryana Police claimed that these could have fallen out from bags of the commuters who were stopped and chased away by the Jat protestors who set their vehicles on fire later.
(With IANS inputs)