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Haryana Govt.’s action ‘shameful’: Congress on Murthal gangrapes

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New Delhi : The Congress Party on Sunday criticised the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Government over the gangrapes in Murthal and accused them of attempting to cover up the unfortunate and shameful incident.

“It is shameful and condemnable that eyewitnesses are coming in the media and giving evidences whereas the Haryana Government and the state police are not able to find any evidence. Both the state government and the police are trying to get rid of these shameful incidents. But because of court’s interference, the eyewitnesses are coming in the media and sharing the details,” Congress leader Shobha Oza told ANI.

“What is more shameful is the fact that the one of the helpline numbers provided by the Khattar Government is wrong and nobody is answering on the other two numbers. All these only show that the Haryana Government and the police are trying to suppress the whole series of events. With none of the victims coming forward to register their complaints, it only shows that they don’t have trust on the government and the police,” she added.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had yesterday urged the eyewitnesses to provide information to the police.

The first eyewitness in the case yesterday said that the women were assaulted by a group of youngsters, who came on motorcycles and dragged them into the fields.

“I saw some of the protestors ripping off the clothes of the women and taking them in the fields. I saw it with my own eyes that they tore the clothes of the women,” said an eye witness.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had taken suo moto cognizance of a report of mass gangrapes of women in Murthal near Sonepat on February 22. (ANI)

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