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Hisar dalit gangrape: SC panel warns cops: Arrest all culprits or face suspension

With key accused in gangrape of a Dalit girl here still at large,the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Tuesday took strong exception to the delay in nabbing them,and alleged that atrocities against the marginalised community were on rise in Haryana.

Written by Express News Service | Hisar |
September 26, 2012 12:15:50 am

Hisar dalit gangrape: With key accused in gangrape of a Dalit girl here still at large,the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Tuesday took strong exception to the delay in nabbing them,and alleged that atrocities against the marginalised community were on rise in Haryana.

After carrying out two arrests on Saturday and Monday,the police said it had stepped up efforts to nab the remaining 10 accused even as additional forces have been deployed in the victim’s village to instill a sense of security.

“So far we have arrested two youths. The efforts are on to arrest the remaining ones. We have got clues and eight teams have been sent to various places to nab them. We are hopeful that the accused will be arrested soon,” Hisar police chief B Satheesh Balan said.

On the possibility of the accused having circulated a video clip of the rape incident as some of them had allegedly filmed the crime,Balan said things will become clear once the remaining accused are nabbed.

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Meanwhile,the NCSC vice-chairman Raj Kumar Virk slammed the state government saying that “the atrocities and cruelty against the Dalits are increasing in Haryana. There are 600 complaints from Haryana pending with the Commission.”

Virk said the commission will suspend or transfer the erring officers if the police fail to arrest all the accused in the the gangrape case in one week.

He also stressed establishing separate police stations to deal with cases of Dalits’ exploitation.

In a related development,Sushila Sharma,chairperson,Haryana Women’s Commission asked for exemplary punishment to the culprits. Sharma visited Dabra and met the victim and her family members. Elder brother of the deceased while commenting on the monetary help announcement made by the district administration for the family said no amount of financial help will “restore honour,respect and peace of our family”.

Deputy Commissioner Amit Aggarwal told newsmen that all help would be provided to the victim and her family for rehabilitation.

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