Free Press Journal

Preliminary investigation team reaches Murthal to probe brutal rapes



Murthal: With the Haryana Government drawing major flak over the Murthal incident during the Jat stir, in which around 10 women were brutally raped by the agitators, a preliminary investigation team under Deputy Superintendent of Police (Sonipat) Bharti Dabas reached the spot here on Friday.

“We have visited the spot, the moment the entire team arrives we will take forward the investigation. A team has been formed in which me and DSP Karnal are there. The committee was formed today, so I came and visited the spot,” Dabas told reporters here.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Government has ordered a probe into the reported gangrapes of at least 10 women in Murthal. The order comes a day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took a suo moto cognizance of the incident.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a detailed report from the Haryana Director General of Police (DGp) and the Home Secretary by Monday in connection with cases of alleged gangrapes in Murthal near Sonepat during the Jat agitation.

Haryana DGP Y.P. Singhal informed the media today that the government has instructed the police to act tough against anyone found involved in assault on women.
According to certain media reports, the women passengers were stopped on the national highway near Murthal on early Monday morning and were dragged to the nearby fields and raped by Jat protesters.