Monday, May 21, 2012

Gangrape victim a dalit, SC/ST Act invoked
ROHTAK: The gangrape of an 18-year-old law student of Bhagat Phool Singh Women's University in Sonipat took a new turn on Sunday when it came to light that the girl belonged to a dalit community.
Sources said the victim, who was staying with her mother in the hostel under police protection, was still in a state of trauma. University vice-chancellor Pankaj Mittal said that the girl was being counselled regularly. "I have talked to the girl. She is doing fine," said Mittal.
The girl was abducted last Wednesday morning from outside the campus located at Khanpur Kalan village in Sonipat and gangraped in the nearby fields in broad daylight by four people, including the incharge of a hostel mess. Gohana police station SHO Kanwal Singh said that police have included relevant sections under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 when they registered the FIR on Thursday night, along with abduction and gangrape charges under the IPC.
He said they were interrogating the three accused - Amit Malik, Jaipal Singh, both residents of Khanpur Kalan and Bhupender Singh of Mundlana village. The fourth accused, Vikas alias Vikki, who has been booked for criminal conspiracy had been evading arrest. Police parties were continuing to raid suspected hideouts to nab him, he added.
Meanwhile, INLD leader Ajay Chautala said would complain to SC/ST commission about the incident and would seek its intervention to bring justice to the victim girl.
Source :(http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Gangrape-victim-a-dalit-SC/ST-Act-invoked/articleshow/13327199.cms)

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