Murthal rapes during Jat agitation: Key witness Bobby Joshi abused, attacked with stones on NH-1?

In a major development in Murthal gangrapes case during Jat agitation, key witness Bobby Joshi has claimed that he was attacked by two unidentified persons on Sunday night.

Murthal rapes during Jat agitation: Key witness Bobby Joshi abused, attacked with stones on NH-1?

New Delhi: In a major development in Murthal gangrapes case during Jat agitation, key witness Bobby Joshi has claimed that he was attacked by two unidentified persons on Sunday night.

The alleged attack on the key witness of Murthal gangrapes took place on National Highway - 1, while he drove enroute to Delhi from Ludhiana, a report published in Tribune said.

What happened with him?

According to Bobby Joshi, while he was returning to Delhi in his car from Ludhiana, he stopped to buy cigarettes between Karnal and Panipat. As he got back into the car, two motorcycle-borne youths drove towards him and hurled abuses. 

"They threw a stone at me, shattering the car’s window," Bobby Joshi claimed.

Threat calls

Earlier, Bobby has claimed that he was threatened for “speaking too much against Jats.”

Bobby Joshi had said that he received a call saying 'you're speaking too much against Jats, 'hum tumhe dekh lenge'.

After rejecting the reports of sexual assaults in Murthal, the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government had earlier last week told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that a Section of gang-rape has been added in the FIR registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Bobby Joshi on March 30 alleging gang-rapes during the Jat quota violence.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had taken suo motu notice of media reports that some women, who were commuting on the Delhi-Ambala Highway (NH-1), were stripped and raped by rioters during the Jat agitation over reservation in government jobs.

The Haryana Government had initially told the court that no incidents of rape or molestation had taken place.

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