Mewat Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh on Saturday denied the claim of one of the victims of the alleged gangrape in village Dingerheri of the district that the attackers were members of a cow vigilante group.
“No evidence has come up during investigation to prove that attackers are members of a Gau Raksha Dal. I don’t know from where this has come,” Singh said.
Asked about the motive behind the attack, in which the victim and her cousin were allegedly raped and a couple murdered, the district police chief said he couldn’t reveal anything as the investigation was still on.
Four people have been held in the case, including Sandeep, Amarjeet Singh, Karamjeet Singh and Rahul, all of Mohammedpur Ahir village in Gurgaon.
Victims’ advocate and president of the Nuh Bar Association Aabid Hassan said police are protecting the accused. “We only have faith in a CBI probe, which the Chief Minister has promised.”
On September 7, CM Manohar Lal Khattar had promised a CBI probe when a delegation from Mewat, including MLAs Zakir Hussain, Naseem Ahmed, Rahish Khan and former ministers Aftab Ahmed and Mohammed Ilyas, met him.
On Saturday, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking his intervention in the case, pointing to “reports that all four accused are part of the local Gau Raksha Dal”, and saying the state government and the administration appeared to be indifferent in the matter.
A team of CPM leaders had visited Dingerheri village on a fact-finding mission.
Accusing police of not acting promptly, Yechury said, “Both the rape victims were transported all alone to the district headquarters of Nuh… They were kept in a room and even drinking water was not made available. Girls were taken on the pretext of getting their statement recorded before a magistrate.”