A nineteen-year-old CBSE topper from a village near Rewari in Haryana, was allegedly kidnapped while going to her coaching class on Wednesday and then taken to a farm in Jhajjar and gang-raped.
She was on the way to her coaching centre in Mahendragarh in the morning when two people came to meet her at a bus stand and later gave her water to drink. Soon after, the girl lost consciousness, according to an FIR registered at Kanina police station.
Of the three people – Pankaj, Manish and Nishu – named as the accused in the FIR, the girl alleged that Pankaj and Manish drugged her and later took her near a well in a car where she recognised Nishu on gaining consciousness. However, the victim was again drugged and gang-raped, the FIR stated.
The teenager, who was felicitated by the President after she topped the CBSE board exam was later left near a bus stop in Kanina. The family of the girl also alleged that the accused had threatened to kill the teenager if she reported the crime to the police.
An official of Women Police station, Rewari, told PTI that a ‘zero FIR’ was lodged on the complaint of the girl, and the investigation was being conducted by the Mahendergarh police as the incident occurred under their jurisdiction.
A ‘Zero FIR’ can be filed in any police station, irrespective of place of incident or jurisdiction and the same can be later transferred to the concerned Police Station.
“Prime Minister Modi says ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao,’ but how? Please help my daughter get justice. My daughter was honoured on Republic Day after she topped Haryana. Now, what should we do? Why is he (Prime Minister Modi) not listening to us today? Where is he? The accused are threatening my daughter and saying that they will kill her if we will tell this to anybody. The village is not speaking anything in front of these goons. Police are also making us go from pillar to post, while the accused are roaming freely. Both the police and the government are not listening to us. It’s been 15-16 hours now, but nothing has been done yet,” the victim’s mother said.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday assured that the accused will be punished. “Law will take its own course and whoever is found guilty will be punished,” Khattar told media after he was asked about the incident.
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