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Human rights panel takes suo motu notice of two gangrape cases

India on 02 July 2013
Location : Haryana, India | Source : Hindustan Times

The Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) has taken suo motu notice of recent incidents of rape in moving vehicles in secluded areas of Gurgaon and Jind districts, and sought police report within 10 days.

In the Gurgaon incident, two girls, in their early 20s, who had gone to a pub in Delhi on June 27, were allegedly raped by seven people in a moving car. They had hired a taxi around 12.30pm. They said two men boarded the taxi when it stopped at a traffic signal and allegedly raped them. The accused later called their friends, who, too, allegedly raped them in another car. The police have arrested five people on a charge of raping the girls and seized the two cars in which the alleged crime was committed.

In another incident that occurred on the same day, a married woman, in her 20s, from Fatehabad’s Saniyana village, was waiting for a bus to go to her parents’ house at Gharonda in Karnal district when she was offered a lift reportedly by a man from her village. He let in his friend and the two allegedly raped her in the vehicle. Later, they called three of their friends, who took her in a separate vehicle and allegedly raped her before dropping her near Narwana in Jind district.

HHRC chairperson justice Vijender Jain, in a June 28 notice to the police authorities concerned through director of investigation, has asked for a detailed report about the incidents within 10 days. Police have registered cases in both incidents. The HHRC has fixed the next date on July 18 to decide upon the further course of action.

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