Rohtak, July 29
With intervention of the state women’s commission, higher police authorities, and the media, the police will reinvestigate the gangrape case of a Dalit woman of Kahnaur village in the district.
The woman and her husband have alleged that they were stripped naked and beaten up by upper-caste residents of their village on July 23. The accused allegedly hammered nails into the woman’s body.
The woman, who was allegedly gangraped by Rohtash and Phool Kunwar about three months ago, was being “pressurised” to withdraw the rape complaint. The police had earlier claimed that the rape complaint was baseless. The state women’s commission vice-president Suman Dahiya today visited the couple in Rohtak. She assured them of help and said legal opinion would be sought in the matter. — TNS
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