Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
Politicians make a beeline to rape victim’s village
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.