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30-member panel of MPs to visit rape victims’ families

A 30-member parliamentary committee will visit families of gang rape victims in Jind and Kaithal on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 17, 2014 5:49:04 pm

A 30-member parliamentary committee will visit families of gang rape victims in Jind and Kaithal on Wednesday.

The panel on welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes has 20 MPs from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. The committee headed by Gobinda Chandra Naskar will examine the cases of rape of dalit girls in Haryana allegedly by the dominant Jat community men,and is expected to submit a report.

The revised schedule of the MPs’ visit finalised by the Home Department on Tuesday stated that the team will visit Jind and Kaithal. The Indian Express had highlighted in its report published on Tuesday that the team was expected to meet the families at the PWD rest house in Jind and a tourist complex in Kaithal.

“There was never any doubt that the committee will visit the victims’ families. All arrangements in this regard have been made as desired by the committee. The option of affected families meeting the committee at a centrally-located place was a contingency response proposed by the district administration. Once the detailed programme of the site visit was clear,the option lost its relevance,” said Samir Mathur,Haryana Home Secretary.

Responding to the ‘special arrangements’ being made by the state government for the visiting MPs,Mathur said the Parliamentary Committee had not conveyed any requirements with regard to the kind of vehicle and facilities required. “It is the state government which has decided to declare all members of the committee as state guests,and provide a vehicle(s),other facilities and hospitality which are in keeping with the tradition of courtesy of the state,” Mathur said.

Now,mother of 4 gangraped

Rohtak: In yet another incident of crime against women in Haryana,a 30-year-old married woman,mother to four children,was allegedly raped by two close relatives of the victim’s husband in Lakhan Majra village under Meham sub-division in Rohtak. Though the crime was committed on October 13 – the accused Raj Kumar and Subhash had forcibly taken the woman to the fields on the outskirt of the village on a motor-bike and allegedly raped – the victim lodged a complaint with the police on Tuesday. Both the accused have been arrested. “The accused are being interrogated and will be produced before a court on Wednesday,” Vivek Sharma,SP,Rohtak,said.

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