North Gazette News/Chandigarh
Haryana Police on Monday arrested eight persons for mentally challenged Nepalese woman’s brutal rape, murder in Rohtak district while one of the accused is still at large.
Haryana Director General of Police Yashpal Singhal said that eight persons have been arrested for mentally challenged Nepalese woman’s brutal rape, murder while one accused is still absconding.
“The arrested persons include one person, Santosh who is also a Nepali national and he was reportedly working at the shop of one of the accused,” Singhal said.
Singhal said that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar himself was monitoring the probe in the case and action would also be taken against police officials if found guilty in the case.
“The arrested accused have been identified as Rajesh alias Ghuchru, Sunil alias Shilla, Sarwar alias Billu, Manbir, Sunil alias Maddha, Pawan and Parmod alias Padam, all in their twenties and belonging to Gaddi Kheri village of Rohtak district,”he said, adding that the ninth accused identified as Sombir is still at large and a hunt is on nab him.
While police sources said that apart these nine accused, more persons could have been involved in Napalese woman’s brutal rape, murder.
The 28-year-old Nepalese woman, who had come to India to undergo treatment for mental illness at Rohtak, was staying with her sister in Chinyot Colony of the district and she had gone missing from her sister’s residence on February 1.
The victim’s mutilated body was found in a field near Rohtak-Hisar Highway on February 4 with multiple injuries on her private parts, head, chest and thighs.
The Nepalese woman post-mortem report had revealed gruesome details of gangrape with doctors stating that blades and stones were shoved into her private parts. “We haven’t seen such brutal incident in our career as her private parts were badly mutilated and she was so brutally assaulted that even intestines were badly damaged,” said a doctor who conducted autopsy on the victim.
The Nepalese woman’s brutal rape, murder had brought to fore the memories of fatal gangrape on a medical student in moving bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 that had sparked massive protests in country, forcing the then government to bring in harsher laws to punish rapists.