Chandigarh: Tension is palpable in the deserted streets of Dabra village in Hisar. A 16-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped by eight 'upper caste' men on September 9. More than two weeks on, only one suspect has been arrested and another was called in for questioning on Monday.
The victim's distraught father committed suicide. Her mother now wants the remaining suspects to be arrested.
The victim's family claims that the police and administration put pressure on them to say they were satisfied with the investigation on camera but they refused. The district administration, however, denied the allegations.
They have now promised all assistance to the victim's family including a government job.
Even as crimes against women in Haryana have been on the rise, what is making people angry and protest on the streets is the delay in police action. Even as the administration cites various constraints, the delay fuels suspicions in the minds of protesters that perhaps the police is trying to shield the accused.