Delhi CM Kejriwal demands strict punishment for Haryana’s Murthal gangrape culprits

, 11:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday termed as “shocking and shameful” the alleged gangrapes of women in Haryana’s Murthal area during the Jat quota stir and demanded strict punishment for the culprits.

“Murthal gangrapes are shocking and shameful. Strongest punishment should be given to the culprits (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal has urged the rape victims belonging Delhi to approach the body for legal support and justice. The victims can either call 181 women’s helpline or visit the DCW office. It will ensure that their confidentiality is maintained, Maliwal said.

As per media reports, women who were passing Murthal in Sonipat district were allegedly stopped and raped in fields close to the national highway by Jat protesters.

A committee of three women police officers was set up by Haryana government on Friday to receive any complaint of rape of women during the Jat quota agitation.