Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Politi­cians make a bee­line to rape vic­tim’s vil­lage

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KU­RUK­SHETRA: Four days af­ter the body of 15-year-old girl was re­cov­ered from Bud­hakhera vil­lage of Jind, politi­cians on Tues­day made a bee­line to call on the fam­ily mem­bers of the vic­tim in Jhansa vil­lage of Ku­ruk­shetra dis­trict.

Op­po­si­tion lead­ers slammed the BJP gov­ern­ment in the state for its fail­ure to en­sure the safety and se­cu­rity of the women.

For­mer chief min­is­ter Bhupin­der Singh Hooda met the fam­ily mem­bers and de­manded a CBI in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the case and also an­nounced to give ₹1-lakh com­pen­sa­tion to the ag­grieved fam­ily.

Hooda was ac­com­pa­nied by other Congress lead­ers Kuldeep Sharma and Har­mo­hin­der Singh Chatha.

For­mer Union min­is­ter and Congress’ Ra­jya Sabha MP Ku­mari Selja al­leged that the Khat­tar gov­ern­ment in the state has failed on all fronts and Haryana has emerged as a crime cap­i­tal of the coun­try. “Af­ter reach­ing here, I came to know that there was noth­ing be­ing done by the po­lice to pro­vide jus­tice to the fam­ily,” she added.

She also de­manded that the CM re­sign from his post on moral grounds and the gov­ern­ment be held re­spon­si­ble for such crimes as the po­lice did not take the com­plaints of the fam­ily mem­bers se­ri­ously. “Three rapes tak­ing place in Haryana ev­ery day and there is no­body to lis­ten to the prob­lems of poor. Even the IAS of­fi­cers are not safe”, she said ad­ding that the women wing of the Congress will meet Haryana gover­nor to en­sure strict ac­tion against the ac­cused. She also de­manded ac­tion against the erring po­lice of­fi­cers.

Sim­i­larly, lo­cal BJP MP Ra­jku­mar Saini de­manded that the case be taken up in a fast-track man­ner to pro­vide jus­tice to the girl. “The po­lice should have re­acted im­me­di­ately and the mat­ter should be in­ves­ti­gated on pri­or­ity ba­sis,” he said. He also de­manded max­i­mum pun­ish­ment for the ac­cused.

Other lead­ers, in­clud­ing BJP MLA Subhash Sudha and for­mer Congress MLA Anil Dhan­tori also called on the vic­tim’s fam­ily.

PO­LICE CLUE­LESS ABOUT MAIN SUS­PECT

How­ever, the po­lice were still clue­less about the where­abouts of Class 12 stu­dent, who was con­sid­ered as the main sus­pect in the case.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on but there is no clue about the youth yet,” Ku­ruk­shetra DSP Dheeraj Singh said.

 ?? HT PHOTO ?? For­mer chief min­is­ter Bhupin­der Singh Hooda at the house of the rape vic­tim in Jhansa vil­lage of Ku­ruk­shetra on Tues­day.
HT PHOTO For­mer chief min­is­ter Bhupin­der Singh Hooda at the house of the rape vic­tim in Jhansa vil­lage of Ku­ruk­shetra on Tues­day.

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