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SC/ST Commission to bring justice to gangrape victim

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New Delhi, Sept 25: The brutal gangrape episode in Hisar has raised national outrage. Even after passage of 17 days, only two arrests have been made by the police. Rest of the ten culprits are still absconding. The second arrest in the case was made on Monday, Sept 24.

Now, the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Commission has decided to investigate the matter. The intervention by SC/ST commission has brought some hope for the family members of the 16-year-old victim. The tragedy of the family did not end with the rape of their daughter. After the incident, father of the minor girl committed suicide as he could not get any help from police and administration. The victim belongs to Dalit community.

Delay in arrest of the perpetrators of the crime has raised a question mark 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 the 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.

Earlier, the entire village of Dabra in Hisar, Haryana had come together to demand justice for the gangrape victim. The villagers staged a protest rally against police inaction to solve the case in Hisar on Sunday.

The teenage girl was allegedly raped by a group of "upper caste" men. The victim, a student of Class XII, was gangraped while she was going to meet her maternal uncle in Patel Nagar area of the district, police said.

The culprits were said to have videotaped the entire incident and circulated MMS after the horrific crime.

A case was registered by the police under Sections 376 and 306 of IPC (rape and abatement to suicide).

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