8 Rohtak ‘rapists’ held, ninth ‘commits suicide’

Police said they suspect more people were involved in the crime.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Shalini Narayan | Rohtak | Updated: February 10, 2015 4:37 am
Rohtak Gangrape, Rohtak bus rape, Rohtak bus gangrape, Rohtak rape The victim had come from Nepal to live with sister.

The Haryana Police on Monday arrested eight men in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a Nepali woman in Rohtak. Another accused, who was absconding, reportedly committed suicide in Delhi’s Bawana area after consuming poison on Monday evening, police said.

Police said they suspect more people were involved in the crime. All the arrested men are in their twenties and hail from Gaddi Kheri village, about 10 km from Rohtak. They have been identified as Santosh, Rajesh, Sunil, Sarwar, Manbir, Sunil, Pawan and Pramod. Sources said Santosh, a Nepali national who works at the shop of one of the accused, was known to the victim and took her to the scene of the crime.

The accused who reportedly committed suicide has been identified as Sombir. His family told The Indian Express that they were told by the police that he had committed suicide. They said they were unaware of his involvement in the crime, but recalled that he was in a hurry to leave on Sunday night. “He boarded his motorcycle and said he had to leave immediately,” said his brother, who did not wish to be named.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the arrests at Surajkund Crafts Mela Monday. Later in Chandigarh, he said the cops could have done better by arresting the accused earlier, but still lauded the police force for doing a “good job”. Khattar said that given the brutality of the crime, the state would seek exemplary punishment for the accused.

The 28-year-old woman, whose naked, half-eaten body was found off the Rohtak-Hisar bypass on February 4, was a Nepali citizen under treatment for depression in India, and had come to Rohtak two months ago to live with her elder sister.

Following the family’s allegations that the police delayed action after the first report was registered, Director General of Police Y P Singhal promised action if any lapses were found on the part of the police.

SSP Rohtak Shashank Anand said, “More men could be involved in this incident. We cannot divulge any more details.”

 

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    Rudram
    Feb 10, 2015 at 9:31 am
    hang them
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      Bibhu
      Feb 10, 2015 at 12:19 am
      it is easy to blame others or think of punishing these criminals for their acts, but it will not reduce their doings rather they become the demon heroes of our society who fill they have the rights to do anything. It is our task to find them on so that a next such incident should not occur. They r moving among us looking for a chance to grab it. First of all we need the proper thinking to identify these miscreants so that we could stop such incident from occurring again. Lets start respecting woman around us and then only we could stop this. Because when a candle light is burned in one candle then with sharing this light could be ped on to millions to find out these demons hidden in the dark close to our family and friends
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        Editor-In-Chief
        Feb 10, 2015 at 12:23 am
        how the police let one mf sucide they all should be beaten to death..ny way it Great one mf gone..
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          GGBS
          Feb 10, 2015 at 9:41 am
          India is not a place for any females to live. What a shameful atude towards girls/ women/ ladies/ mothers/ sisters etc. Let us make the law tougher and social awareness a top priority policy of the nation. Otherwise India will remain a forever.
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            Cathy
            Feb 10, 2015 at 12:02 am
            Why can't we differentiate normal & mentally challenged person ? Or they did all these knowingly . Shame on them...let them be punished .... or should be given capital punishment.
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