A 22-YEAR-OLD woman, who lodged an FIR against an excise officer, Anil Dhayia, for allegedly raping her at Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district, attempted to set herself afire using petrol outside the office of the DGP, Haryana, in Sector 6 Monday.
The woman was rescued rushed to Civil Hospital, Sector 6. She was stable, sources said. The woman had complained that Dhayia had not yet been arrested by Jhajjar police despite the fact that she had met Haryana DGP B S Sandhu a few days ago, sources added. Meanwhile, the Panchkula police have lodged an FIR against the woman for the suicide attempt.
The victim had lodged the FIR against Dhayia at Sadar police station, Bahadurgarh, on September 22. A senior police officer from Bahadurgarh said, “The FIR was registered on the same day when the victim lodged the complaint on September 22. Efforts are on to arrest the suspect.” A friend of the victim said the police’s “inaction” in the case forced the victim to take the step Monday.
“I and my wife were accompanying the victim from Delhi and we were supposed to meet an advocate in the case at Punjab and Haryana High Court. Although an FIR was registered, the police is yet to arrest the accused. “She had met the Haryana DGP and he had promised action in the case. The victim was referred to ASP in Bahadugrah in Haryana who also promised action in the case. But many days have passed and no action has been taken against the accused.”
The victim is a resident of Delhi and the alleged incident took place in Bahadurgarh. Inspector Karambir Singh, SHO of Sector 5 police station, said, “Information was passed on to Bahadurgarh police about the alleged incident.” IG (crime against women ) Mamta Singh and other senior police officers interacted with the victim at Civil Hospital, Sector 6.