Gangrape, murder case in Rohtak to be tried by fast track court
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 16 May 2017 09:28:13|
THE hearing of the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old Dalit woman in Sonipat will be conducted in a fast-track court, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday.
“Such kind of heinous crimes would not be tolerated at any cost in a civilised society and the guilty would be punished,” he said.
The decomposed and mutilated body of the woman, who went missing from Sonipat on May 9 and was gang-raped and brutally murdered, was found near the Industrial Model Township in Urban Estate, Rohtak, on May 11. Stray dogs had bitten off the face and lower portion of her body.
The sheer brutality of the crime, reminiscent of the ‘Nirbhaya’ incident in Delhi which triggered nation-wide outrage, occurred barely a month after the BJP-led Haryana Government launched ‘Operation Durga’ to stop harassment of women.
An autopsy of the victim had stated that the bones of the woman’s skull were shattered into pieces and “some sharp-edged objects may have been inserted in her private parts”.
“The findings suggest that it was a brutal rape and murder,” said S K Dhatterwal, head of the department of forensic medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak, who conducted the post-mortem examination.