Hisar: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will on Tuesday visit the rape vicitims and their families in Jind, Haryana. Her visit comes three days after a Dalit teen girl set herself on fire after being gangraped by four men. The Congress government in Haryana had been criticised for doing too little too late. Although the Hooda government has set up a three-member panel to look into the rising number of rapes in the state, much still needs to be done.
Meanwhile, the Superintendent of Police, Hisar, has said that rapes will be dealt by fast track courts and strictest punishment awarded to the accused. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief on India @ 9, the police officer said, "Rape is a very serious crime. One gangrape took place in Hisar and we arrested all the accused and we have planned to put this case in the fast track court and we will ensure that the culprits are punished."
Over the past one month, almost 11 rapes have been reported in Haryana. The actual number would be much higher. Such is the stigma associated with rapes in India, that more often than not, victims hesitate to file an FIR. Many a times, the police turn away victims who come forward to file a case.
And the apathy and short-sightedness of the society, especially on part of those who are supposed to be delivering justice, is reflected in the statement by a local khap panchayat member of Haryana, Sube Singh, who said
07:15 AM, Oct 09, 2012
New Delhi: A minor girl was reportedly raped in Bhiwani, Haryana on Monday, the fourth such incident in four weeks. The Director General of Police cancelled the leaves of all police personnel for the month of October after the incident was reported. Sources said that a special drive was also initiated to identify lumpen elemnts, unemployed youth, vagabonds and criminals in each village of the state and prepare reports and...
01:02 PM, Oct 01, 2012