Condemning the brutal shocker emerging from Rohtak, where a girl was gang-raped and her mutilated body was discovered, several political leaders on Sunday came to the fore and dubbed it as one harrowing incidents of India and demanded stern action against the perpetrators.
Shakeel Ahmad, Congress leader, told ANI, "It is a pretty unfortunate incident. It is a grave matter which needs to be dealt with seriousness. This is something that both the citizens and the nation as the whole have to be ashamed of. I am hopeful that the criminals are given the much needed punishment and justice is meted out to the victim of this inhumane tragedy."
Echoing similar views, Samajwadi Party expressed concern over the enhancement in the number of rape incidents occurring all across the country.
Naresh Agarwal Samajwadi Party (SP), spokesperson said, " I am in awe of the fact that there is a swift enhancement in the number of rape incidents. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have always fetched the limelight for such cases and so did Delhi few days back. It is gut-wrenching that now Haryana has also been added to the list. Something stern has to be done in order to combat this issue."
"However, if Samajwadi Party would have been in power and the same case would have erupted in UP, media would have blamed it all on the poor establishment of law and order under SP regime. I hope, you get it, that it is a pan-India problem which needs immediate attention," he added.
"It is harrowing and unfortunate and I ascertain that government is combating with full might to punish the perpetrators and they will not be forgiven at any cost," said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain.
The incident occurred on May 9 and came to light when the victim's body was found in city's IMT area.
The victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal, following which the accused reached her home a week later with his friends.
A heated argument broke out which resulted in the woman slapping him. In revenge, the accused, along with his friends, allegedly raped and murdered her.
The family of the victim said that on May 9, at least five to six youth abducted her from the gate of a private company.
After that the accused took her to a deserted place and gang-raped her.
The victim's mother said that the accused had been pressurising the woman for marriage for the past one year.
The forensic reports suggested that the victim was mutilated with sharp-edged weapons.
Later, the accused tried to run her over to hide her identity.
"The victim was tortured and her body was mutilated after the gang-rape. She was killed after being raped involving at least seven people."
"Her skull was smashed in a way which indicates that she was run over by a vehicle in order to hide her identity," the forensic team has stated.
The victim was living with her mother and brother and used to work in a private medicine company.
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