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Haryana: 2 minor girl gang-raped and murdered in separate incidents, brutalized like Nirbhaya

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– Both incidents happened barely a month after a similar case involving a 6 year old girl had shook the state

– She had gone missing with a 20-year-old person from her village

– Half-naked body was found from the bank of a water channel in Haryana’s Jind district

– Inserted a foreign object into her private parts that caused massive internal injuries

– In all, her body had 19 injuries — largely on face, head, chest and hands: PGIMS Rohtak’s forensic department

– Her body parts were badly damaged, suggesting both unnatural act and gang rape

– SIT under a DSP and four more squads were formed to arrest the accused

– Family refuse to accept her body for creamation and demanded the case be handed to the CBI

Two minor Dalit girls were allegedly raped and killed in separate incidents in Haryana, barely a month after a similar case involving a six-year-old girl had shook the state.

Police said that one of the girls, a 15-year-old Class X student, had been brutally assaulted and her private parts mutilated.

The medical examination of a 15-year-old Dalit girl, whose half-naked body was found from the bank of a water channel in Haryana’s Jind district on Saturday evening, has indicated that she suffered Nirbhaya-like brutalities. The teenager was gang-raped and her body was brutalised by her assailants, who inserted a foreign object into her private parts that caused massive internal injuries. Her mutilated, half-naked body was found near a canal about 100 kilometres away, in Jind. It was covered just by a torn shirt, and there were wounds on her face, neck, lips and chest. She was believed to have died two days earlier. The assault has been compared to the Delhi gang-rape in which a 23-year-old medical student — who came to be known as Nirbhaya — died after being gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in December 2012.

The extent of the injuries suffered by the Class X student is horrific, according to the head of PGIMS Rohtak’s forensic department. “In all, her body had 19 injuries — largely on face, head, chest and hands. Her lungs were ruptured, suggesting someone might have sat on her chest,” Dr S K Dattarwal.

At the same time, water was found from her body. Her body parts were badly damaged, suggesting both unnatural act and gang rape. There were internal injuries as well, suggesting the assailants had inserted a foreign object,” Dr SK Dattarwal, the head of the hospital’s forensic science department, told media on Sunday.

“The girl was subjected to immense brutality. We have asked the police to provide us the scene of the crime report and photographs of the spot for confirmations,” he added. The girl was elder of two siblings, born to a tailor living in a village under Jhansa police station in Kurukshetra. Police said the main accused is a Class 12 student, who lives in the victim’s neighbourhood. His name has not been disclosed by the police, as he is suspected to be a minor. The police, however, is trying to verify his age. She had gone missing with a 20-year-old person from her village and her family had got him booked in a case of abduction. The 20-year-old, who has not been identified, is missing from his village. As yet, there is no proof linking the man to the crime. Two days after a 15-year-old girl’s brutalised body was found near a canal in Budhakhera village of Jind’s Safidon town, police have detained six people of her native village of Jhansa in Kurukshetra district. Police said the main accused is a Class 12 student, who lives in the victim’s neighbourhood. His name has not been disclosed by the police, as he is suspected to be a minor. The police, however, is trying to verify his age.

Police said teams have been formed to arrest the Class 12 student, who is still on the run. “The police have detained some people suspecting their involvement but the main accused is still at large. We are conducting raids to arrest him,” said Kurukshetra superintendent of police Abhishek Garg. Amid horror at the brutality of the crime, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said one of the attackers had been identified and would be arrested soon.

Kurukshetra SP Abhishek Garg said an SIT under a DSP and four more squads were formed to arrest the accused.

The body of the other victim, an 11-year-old girl, was found in a village in Panipat district on Sunday morning, a police official said. The official said she was abducted by two men on Saturday evening when she had gone out of her house to throw garbage in the village dumpyard.

Rahul Sharma, superintendent of police, Panipat, told media over the phone that two men who lived in her neighbourhood were arrested on Sunday for the crime.

In Kurukshetra, the teen’s family refused to accept her body for cremation. They demanded the case be handed to the CBI, a government job for a member of her family, Rs 50 lakh from the Nirbhaya Fund, two arms licences. It was only after Haryana minister KK Bedi assured them of a timebound probe and release of compensation, the family received the body for cremation. The girl’s body was cremated on Sunday. An FIR has been registered under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Two Special Investigation Teams (SIT) as well as four more squads have been constituted under a DSP for the probe.

Speaking to mediapersons, the victim’s father said, “My daughter was killed brutally, I want justice for her. I cannot fight a long battle for justice but I appeal to the police to send her criminals behind the bars.” The girl’s father hit out at the administration. “My daughter was kidnapped and raped. She was tortured… If administration had done its job well, an incident like this would have never happened,” he wept.

The victim had gone missing on January 9 when she had left home for tuition. A complaint was filed by the family members the same day.

“Why did the police take three days to find our daughter? Had the police acted on our complaint quickly, our daughter may have been alive,” the victim’s father said.

It is worth to mention here that the 15-year-old’s semi-naked body was recovered near Budhakheda village of Jind district on Friday evening.

The body of another girl, 11, was found in a village in Panipat on Sunday, the police said.

According to a media house report, the police have detained six people from the victim’s native village of Jhansa in Kurukshetra district.

The main accused is a Class XII student who lives in the victim’s neighbourhood. The police, however, is trying to verify his age, the report added.

Responding to the incidents, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday said there was a complete breakdown of law and order in the state. Hooda said the BJP government had failed to put a check on the rising crime graph.

Demanding exemplary punishment for the culprits, he said, “This government has failed on all fronts. The law and order situation has completely broken down. Children are neither safe in schools nor in their homes. Such heinous crimes are increasing, but the government seems to be in slumber.”

The two incidents come close on the heels of another incident last month, in which a six-year-old girl was violently raped and killed in Uklana area in Haryana’s Hisar district.

The girl was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday evening when she had left her house to throw garbage in the village dump. Some unidentified men had allegedly abducted the girl when she was sleeping with her sister and mother at their home in a slum area. Doctors who conducted the post-mortem examination had said that the accused had inserted a wooden stick into the girl’s private parts, which ruptured her intestine. She was raped and strangled, the police said. “When the body was handed over to us, it was soaked in blood,” a kin of the girl had told reporters.

Rahul Sharma, superintendent of police, Panipat, told news agency Press Trust of India that two men in her neighbourhood had been arrested.

Last month, a six-year-old girl was raped and killed in the state’s Hisar district. She had also been tortured with a stick.

The brutal rape of the six-year-old, and the recent savage incidents, were a stark reminder of the 16 December 2012 incident, in which a physiotherapy intern was raped by a group of a men in a moving bus and a rod was inserted into her body. She died in a hospital 13 days later.

Man arrested for mutilating private parts of 10-yr-old girl

In another case of brutal sexual assault in Haryana, a 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly mutilating the private parts of a 10-year-old girl by inserting a wooden object, police said today.

The incident, which took place yesterday in an area near Pinjore, comes barely days after two minor Dalit girls were allegedly raped and killed in separate incidents in the state.

In one of the cases, a 15-year-old school student, was brutally assaulted and her private parts mutilated.

The girl’s family has lodged a complaint, following which the man was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Assistant Sub- Inspector, Pinjore police station, Brij Pal said.

The man, who is a distant relative of the victim, allegedly inserted a wooden object into her private parts, police said.

The officer said that as per the complaint given to the police the accused had not raped the girl, but assaulted her in a brutal manner.

“According to the complaint, the accused mutilated the private parts of the girl,” Pal said.

The girl’s mother found her crying and rushed her to a hospital in Panchkula. The crime was allegedly committed when she was playing outside her house, he said.

The matter is being investigated. The man and the girl’s family hail from Uttar Pradesh and have been living in an area near Pinjore for the past many years, the assistant sub- inspector said.

Opposition Congress in Haryana has alleged that these shocking incidents were a grim reminder of how the law and order situation in the state had deteriorated in the past three years.

These cases come close on the heels of another incident last month, in which a six-year-old girl was raped and killed in Haryana’s Uklana area in Hisar district.

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