A day after the Haryana government denied a news item that said at least 10 women were raped during the Jat agitation, a news channel on Thursday spotted women’s undergarments strewn across fields in Murthal – close to the spot where the crime was said to have taken place.
The news channel showed images of strewn undergarments that it spotted near Sukhdev dhaba close to the national highway in Murthal.
Following a news report in The Tribune on Wednesday that said women passengers were dragged out of their vehicles and raped in fields near Murthal in Haryana, an official spokesperson of the state government denied it.
The spokesperson had issued a statement that the Principal Secretary Devender Singh and Inspector General of Police Paramjit Ahlawat visited the area and established that no such crime had occurred.
As per The Tribune report which quoted eye witnesses, the state officials had urged the families of raped women to keep mum for the ‘sake of their honour’, reasoning that ‘what happened could not be undone’. The report said that at least 30 goons stopped attacked commuters travelling towards the national capital region, set their vehicles on fire and raped the women in them.
Meanwhile, Justice N.K. Sanghi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has written to the acting Chief Justice, Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, recommending a probe by a “premier investigating agency" into the alleged incident.
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