Why Haryana's CM has failed to give justice to rape victims?

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Chandigarh, Sept 27: Not all is well in Haryana. Two recent gangrape incidents in the state have caused outrage across the nation. Moreover, the victims of rape are still waiting to get justice, as culprits of heinous crimes are roaming scot-free. First it was the gangrape of a 16-year-old girl in Dabra in Hisar, Haryana, which led to the girl's father committing suicide after he got no support from police and administration in nabbing the culprits.

Then a married woman was gangraped by three men in Haryana's Jind.

In both cases, the victims belong to dalit community and the crimes were allegedly committed by men belonging to upper caste.

The most shocking part is that rape victims in both the incidents have hardly got any support from both police and administration.

Now, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has come under scanner as his administration has failed to control such heinous crimes in the state. Everyone is asking Hooda as when will the culprirts be arrested?

National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) has also written a letter to Hooda asking him to put in place sufficient measures to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.

"Nothing can be more shameful than rape of a dalit girl in independent India. We have asked the state government to register a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act and have sought an ATR from the district administration at the earliest," said NCSC Chairman PL Punia, adding, the Commission will provide the victim Rs 5 lakh.

Delay in the arrest of the perpetrators in both the crimes has raised question marks on the efficiency of the police department. Many have alleged that the police have deliberately delayed arrests to protect the culprits, who are said to belong to power group of the society.

Accusing the police of delaying arrest of culprits, a relative of 16-year-old victim said that while offenders were scot-free, the entire family was suffering.

"Why the police is taking so long to arrest the culprits? We want prompt action and justice for the victim and her family," said a female relative of the victim.

In both the incidents, the criminals made video tapes of the incidents and circulated MMS of the horrific incidents.

Moreover, Haryana is infamous for its skewed sex ratio, where boys hugely outnumber girls. Activists say due to skewed sex ratio, crime against women in the state is on the rise.

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