Haryana Police has arrested three of the five accused involved in the incident of rape
Chandigarh July 19: The Haryana Police has arrested three of the five accused involved in the incident of rape of a girl in Rohtak recently who was found lying near Sukhpura Chowk in intoxicated condition. Those arrested are Amit, Jagmohan and Sandeep.
This was revealed by Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Mr K.P Singh while addressing a press conference here today. He said that the remaining two accused would soon be arrested.
Mr Singh said that on the statement of the victim, a case of gang rape was registered against five youth namely Amit, Jagmohan, Sandeep, Mausam and Akash. He said that the fourth accused would soon be arrested added that the identity of the fifth accused is yet to be established and as soon as the girl established his identity, he would be arrested. He said that the police always acted with utmost seriousness in such cases and assured that accused in this case would be strictly dealt with as per the law.
While referring to the incident, Mr Singh said that on July 13, 2016, a girl was found lying near Sukhpura chowk, Rohtak in intoxicated condition. On receiving the information police rushed to the spot and got the girl admitted to civil hospital, Rohtak. On the statement of the girl, a case was registered at the Women Police Station on July 14, 2016 against one Amit, Jagmohan, Sandeep, Mausam and Akash for alleged kidnapping and gang rape.
He said that the body fluid of the victim has been sent to FSL for examination. However, the doctors have given report that he might have been raped. He said that as the family members of the victim said that she was not in a position to record her statement to the police, the Judicial Magistrate has been asked to get her statement recorded in the hospital itself.
The DGP said that during the investigation, it was also found that a case regarding kidnapping of the same girl was also got registered by the family of the victim in Police Station, City Bhiwani in October 2013 against some unknown persons. But later on the girl made statement under section 164 of Cr. PC before the Judicial Magistrate saying that she went to Chandigarh on her own and nobody kidnapped her as such. But again, after few days, the girl’s family insisted that the girl wanted to make another statement in the court regarding the kidnapping.
He said that in her second statement u/s 164 Cr PC before the Magistrate, she alleged that she was given lift by one Bittu alias Amit and Sushma who took her to an abandoned place where Amit called four of his friends and she was gang raped by all five of them. In that case, police challaned Amit and Jagmohan whereas, the remaining could not be challened as sufficient evidence was not available against them. During trial, family of the girl put an application under section 319 to summon and try the remaining three accused which was rejected by the District and Sessions Court, Bhiwani. Family has filed a petition against this order in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Meanwhile both the accused namely Amit and Jagmohan got bail from the Court two-and-a-half months back. He said that in the meantime the present case has been got registered by the girl against the five persons including Amit and Jagmohan, which is being investigated by a Special Team formed for this purpose.
In reply to a question, Mr Singh said that on the statement of the girl, a case of gang rape was registered. As per the law, girl’s statement is sufficient to register a case.
In reply to another question, he said that as a result of the setting up of women police stations in the State, there has been significant reduction in cases of crime against women. Quoting statistics to support his claim, he said that last year from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, as many as 520 cases of rape were registered in the State. He said that during the last ten years these figures were increasing at a rate of 7 per cent per year but during the last two years these figures remained static. He said that similarly, the cases of kidnapping have reduced by three per cent whereas these cases were increasing at the rate of 32 per cent per year during the last ten years. He said this year from January 1 to June 30, 2016,as many as 801 cases of kidnapping were registered as compared to 825 cases registered during the corresponding period last year.
He said that the cases of eve-teasing which were increasing at a rate of 27 per cent per year during the last ten years have decreased at the rate of 9.5 per cent during last two years. He said that this year from January 1 to June 30, 2016 as many as 863 cases of eve-teasing have been registered as compared to 953 cases registered during the corresponding period last year.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order Muhammad Akil and Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr Amit Arya were also present on this occasion.