Rohtak gangrape: Post-mortem reveals chilling details about brutal rape and murder

Two persons, including the main accused Sumit, who is a Dalit, have been arrested by the Haryana Police which has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: May 14, 2017 8:45 pm
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More gory details of the gangrape-and-murder of a young Dalit woman from Sonipat emerge today, while her family alleged that their plea to police for help prior to the killing went unheeded. An autopsy of the victim showed the bones of the woman’s skull were shattered into pieces and “some sharp-edged objects may have been inserted in her private parts”.

“The findings suggest that it was a brutal rape and murder,” said Dr S K Dhatterwal, head of the department of forensic medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak, who conducted the post-mortem examination.

Two persons, including the main accused Sumit, who is a Dalit, have been arrested by the Haryana Police which has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case.

Police today also said that the family of the victim suspected the involvement of six more persons, out of whom five were related to the main accused.

Meanwhile, National Commission for Women member Rekha Sharma met the family of the victim and said she expects that the accused will get exemplary punishment like the killers of ‘Nirbhaya’.

The decomposed and mutilated body of the 23-year-old woman, who went missing from Sonipat on May 9 and was gang-raped and brutally murdered, was found near the Industrial Model Township in Urban Estate, Rohtak, on May 11. Stray dogs had bitten off the face and lower portion of her body.

The sheer brutality of the crime is reminiscent of the ‘Nirbhaya’ incident in Delhi, which triggered nation-wide outrage.

The kin of the victim have alleged that they had approached the Sonipat police about a month back with a complaint that Sumit was harassing their daughter, but there was no action.

“Earlier, we had approached police with a complaint of harassment by the main accused but no action was taken,” the victim’s kin told reporters in Sonipat.

Refuting the charge, Sonipat Superintendent of Police, Ashwin Shenvi said, “There was a verbal complaint given some time back by the woman to Sonipat police saying that the main accused was asking her to marry him. It was a verbal complaint, there was no written complaint to police station.”

“However, later the complainant and her mother again came to the police station and said they had struck a compromise, and there no need for police action,” the officer claimed.

Shenvi said an SIT, headed by DSP (Headquarters) Sonipat, Mukesh is probing the case. It also has a local SHO, Inspector CIA and a woman police officer, he told PTI over phone.

He said as the victim belonged to Dalit community, the accused had also been booked under the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

“The woman was a Dalit and out of the two accused, main accused Sumit is also a Dalit,” he added.

Shenvi said during investigations involvement of only two people had come to fore, both of whom were arrested.

Rohtak Range Inspector General of Police Navdeep Virk said that the family gave the names of six more persons last evening.

“The victim’s family gave names of six more persons yesterday, suspecting their involvement in the crime. A supplementary statement of the family has been recorded to find out if those who have been named are actually involved. Out of these six persons, five are relatives of Sumit, main accused. One more is also related in some way to the accused,” the SP said.

The police have arrested 24-year-old Sumit and 28-year-old Vikas on the charges of rape, murder and abduction.

Drawing parallels with the ‘Nirbhaya’ case of Delhi, the victim’s family demanded exemplary punishment to the accused.

The shocking incident barely a month after the BJP-led Haryana government launched ‘Operation Durga’ to stop eve-teasing and harassment of women in public places in the state, which is infamous for its adverse sex ratio in the country.

The victim, said to be a divorcee, had been abducted from Sonipat on May 9 and taken to Rohtak in a car, police said. The victim’s parents had lodged a missing complaint at the Sonipat police station.

Sonipat police sub-inspector Ajay Malik had said that the victim was raped first and then the suspects hit her with a brick, smashing her face. Sumit, who was an acquaintance of the victim, had allegedly been pressuring her to marry him, police said.

Following the incident, Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday expressed deep shock, saying it highlighted the need for “revisiting” the issue of women safety.

The body was identified by the victim’s mother on the basis of her clothes.

“He was putting pressure on her to marry him and used to threaten her. A week ago, he stopped her when she was returning from work. When she resisted, he threatened and abused her. She slapped him and ran home,” said the mother in her statement to the police.

While Sumit has a private job, Vikas works as a car mechanic.

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    Karishma Shroff
    May 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    The Nirbhaya killers are still ALIVE! Only till the laymakers daughters gi through the same will thy stand up. Sickened. Disgusted. No Trial Needed. fir tat.
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      albert
      May 15, 2017 at 6:48 am
      Beware of the person Abdul Jamal as he is an RSS Troll posting here hiding his iden y of RSS terrorist.
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        Pinna
        May 15, 2017 at 5:39 am
        Dastardly act by ually perverted culprits, indeed. But no doubt, it is an irresponsible reporting as well. Had the ill fated belonged to a Brahmin or Thakur family, the same words of hatred for the crime would have come out. A crime is a crime and needs to beopposed and stern action taken. These days "sensationalism" has become the keyword for the budding journalists.
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          Abdul Jamal
          May 15, 2017 at 4:13 am
          Data from the National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) show that in 2015, more than 15,00,000 children faced rape and a ual ault in Christian churches and Christians missionary school by Christian padre Christians fathers. In more than 8,30,000 incidents, the Christian accused was known to the child.
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            Abdul Jamal
            May 15, 2017 at 3:42 am
            A brown converted Christian priest Christian father who used to pretend to speak against child abuse was arrested in Kerala for raping of a minor dalit girl and making her pregnant in his Christian church, police said. The 17-year-old gave birth to a baby at a private hospital last month and the accused Christian father Christian priest had shifted both the mother and the newborn to an orphanage in north Kerala’s Wayanad to hush up the incident. Christian Father Robin Vad mchiryil (48), the vicar of St Sebastian church in Kottiyoor, was arrested after the child narrated the incident to officials of childline, a telephone helpline for children in distress. Childline officials then tipped off police. The church official had allegedly abused the girl at the computer cl provided by the church, police said.
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              Abdul Jamal
              May 15, 2017 at 3:38 am
              No INDIAN media reported this news. A brown converted Christian priest Christian father who used to pretend to speak against child abuse was arrested in Kerala for raping of a minor and making her pregnant in his Christian church, police said. The 17-year-old gave birth to a baby at a private hospital last month and the accused Christian father Christian priest had shifted both the mother and the newborn to an orphanage in north Kerala’s Wayanad to hush up the incident. Christian Father Robin Vad mchiryil (48), the vicar of St Sebastian church in Kottiyoor, was arrested after the child narrated the incident to officials of childline, a telephone helpline for children in distress. Childline officials then tipped off police. The church official had allegedly abused the girl at the computer cl provided by the church, police said.
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                Abdul Jamal
                May 15, 2017 at 3:20 am
                Many Christians here, Why are you spreading these fears rumors and hatred? Is it because you are paid slave brown converted Christians who will always be slave of white Christians supremacist church. Remember Christian bible thumping dictator Adolf Hitler? He was a full believer of white supremacy in the name of Jesus.
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                  Sri
                  May 15, 2017 at 12:28 am
                  Just punish dose s .they should be tortured and then hanged and this should be live so that no other fool should have the guts to do it again.
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                    Abdul Jamal
                    May 15, 2017 at 3:39 am
                    A brown converted Christian priest Christian father who used to pretend to speak against child abuse was arrested in Kerala for raping of a minor and making her pregnant in his Christian church, police said. The 17-year-old gave birth to a baby at a private hospital last month and the accused Christian father Christian priest had shifted both the mother and the newborn to an orphanage in north Kerala’s Wayanad to hush up the incident. Christian Father Robin Vad mchiryil (48), the vicar of St Sebastian church in Kottiyoor, was arrested after the child narrated the incident to officials of childline, a telephone helpline for children in distress. Childline officials then tipped off police. The christian church official had abused the girl at the computer cl provided by the church, police said.
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                      albert
                      May 15, 2017 at 6:45 am
                      Shut up you RSS Troll stop targeting minorities. RSS Troll posting as muslim to create divisions in minorities.
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                    rajni
                    May 15, 2017 at 12:26 am
                    when these bull will stop?? tears on my eyes.. i am girl.. she was a girl.. seriously no words...scared..
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                      Truthteller
                      May 15, 2017 at 12:08 am
                      Nobody will raise now because like Nirbhaya she is not upper caste. Nobody will raise for bano...we are semi secular...not secular...
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                        Fekux
                        May 15, 2017 at 12:26 am
                        Yes. I agree. Within 2 weeks all thise who committed the crime will be roaming freely and that too in front of the victims fanily.
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                          Abdul Jamal
                          May 15, 2017 at 3:18 am
                          Why are you spreading these fears rumors and hatred? Is it because you are paid slave brown converted Christians who will always be slave of white Christians supremacist church. Remember Christian bible thumping dictator Adolf Hitler? He was a full believer of white supremacy in the name of Jesus.
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                        Milton Mathews
                        May 14, 2017 at 11:25 pm
                        The trial of these people must be done on camera and their execution too
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                          Abdul Jamal
                          May 15, 2017 at 3:44 am
                          A brown converted Christian priest Christian father who used to pretend to speak against child abuse was arrested in Kerala for raping of a minor and making her pregnant in his Christian church, police said. The 17-year-old gave birth to a baby at a private hospital last month and the accused Christian father Christian priest had shifted both the mother and the newborn to an orphanage in north Kerala’s Wayanad to hush up the incident. Christian Father Robin Vad mchiryil (48), the vicar of St Sebastian church in Kottiyoor, was arrested after the child narrated the incident to officials of childline, a telephone helpline for children in distress. Childline officials then tipped off police. The church official had abused the girl at the computer cl provided by the church, police said.
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                          Prabhu Kumar
                          May 14, 2017 at 10:33 pm
                          Operation Durga....rofl...
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                            Abdul Jamal
                            May 15, 2017 at 3:20 am
                            Why are you spreading these fears rumors and hatred? Is it because you are paid slave brown converted Christians who will always be slave of white Christians supremacist church. Remember Christian bible thumping dictator Adolf Hitler? He was a full believer of white supremacy in the name of Jesus. Remember Faschist Mussolini believed that Jesus was son of god and with pope kiIIed millions.
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                              yuvan
                              May 15, 2017 at 5:20 am
                              Your comoment shows the truth to the world. Your ideology fails. If your so proud of your ideology don't behindo the name & don't blame others. Result is the reality.
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                                albert
                                May 15, 2017 at 6:50 am
                                RSS Troll posting as a muslim, must be an illegal child of one night stand between a Muslim man and Brahman women after late night party.
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                                  Tajuddin
                                  May 15, 2017 at 10:15 am
                                  Chote jamaal..y is the bug in ur a so reluctant..nobody gives a f k to ur post..by posting that article u want to claim all the christans are rapist..but tel u what its not gonna work buddy boy ..RSS c t..
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                                Rishi Sharma
                                May 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm
                                Policeman Ashwin Shenvi have no shame. He should not only be sacked but put behind bars for criminal negligence. Its because of shameless and insensitive people like him in positions of power that women like this poor girl continue to suffer in our country.
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                                  Abhay Yadav
                                  May 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm
                                  Dalit or no dalit, hang these bast##rds till death. A
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                                    Critical
                                    May 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm
                                    “There was a verbal complaint given some time back by the woman to Sonipat police saying that the main accused was asking her to marry him. It was a verbal complaint, there was no written complaint to police station.” The execuse given for not taking action by police. This is clear failure of duty and departmental actions needs to be taken against these officers. Sadly this is not a one off at ude by police, but is represenative across. Until this at ude changes, these gory and heartless crimes keep recurring. Indian police come only to do postmortem and not to prevent crimes. Instructions need to come from top - politicians' at ude need to change and they need to act very seriously and law needs to be tightened with severe punishments which must happen.
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                                      master
                                      May 15, 2017 at 12:53 am
                                      Police and all govt babus work only for thier politcal masters only, they are not answerable to public! Therefore, please dont blame them they are not your servant!
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