Chandigarh: A woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered in Haryana’s Rohtak, wherein later her mutilated body was found in an empty plot in Rohtak. Two persons, identified as Sumit and Vikas, have been arrested on charges of gangrape and murder.
The incident occurred on May 9 and came to light when the victim’s body was found in city’s Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Urban Estate.
Dr S K Dhatterwal conducted the post morten at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak said the “findings suggest that it was a brutal rape and murder”.
“The bones of the woman’s skull were shattered into pieces. The assailants would have used heavy blunt weapon to do that. In the stomach, there were findings suggesting congestion which indicates she may have been given some sedatives. That will be confirmed by chemical examination of the viscera samples,” said Dr Dhatterwal.
“There were tears on her private parts which suggest that the sexual assault was conducted in a violent manner. No sharp object was found inside the body. The injuries, however, suggest some sharp-edged objects might have been inserted in her private parts. We have taken swab samples. These will be sent to the forensic science laboratory to confirm rape,” he said.
The victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal, following which the accused reached her home a week later with his friends. A heated argument broke out which resulted in the woman slapping him. In revenge, the accused along with his friends allegedly raped and murdered her.
The family of the victim said that on May 9, at least five to six youth abducted her from the gate of a private company. After that the accused took her to a deserted place and gang-raped her.
The victim’s mother said that the accused have been pressurizing the woman for marriage for the past one year.
The body was mutilated and badly decomposed. At this stage, I cannot say whether it was a criminal act or some stray dogs mutilated the body,” said Sonipat SP Ashwin Shenvi. “We have arrested two men in the case. Both have confessed that they committed head injury on the victim using a brick. We have got those injury marks checked,” he added.
A case has been registered against both the accused on charges of abduction, murder, destruction of evidence and rape.”
The distraught parents have claimed that this ghastly attack was carried out by the girl’s neighbour and have demanded capital punishment for the rapists.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi had expressed deep shock and outrage over the incident.