Report on gangrapes on Haryana highway: HC takes note

Chandigarh, Feb 25: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday took note of the reports of alleged gangrapes at Murthal in Haryana during the Jat agitation seeking OBC status in Haryana.

Justice N K Sanghi of the court wrote to the acting Chief Juctice on this, said a report. According to it, the judge criticised the police for advising the victims and their families to return home and not report the matter.

The Haryana Police besides the army have, however, denied any such occurrence.

A report in The Tribune said on February 23 that vehicles carrying women passengers were reportedly halted on the national highway near Murthal early on Monday morning and they were dragged to the nearby fields and raped.

It said though the police dismissed the incident as rumour, eyewitnesses said at least 10 women were sexually assaulted and they and their families were reportedly asked by the district officials not to report the matter to anyone to protect their dignity.

As many as 30 people reportedly pelted stones at National Capital Region-bound vehicles with their occupants running for shelter. Several women who were left behind in the vehicles were then allegedly dragged and raped and left in a nude condition.

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