Murthal gangrapes: Delhi woman allegd 7 men raped her, case filed

, 9:15 PM IST

A woman has come forward and told the Haryana Police that she was allegedly gang-raped in Murthal on February 22 during Jat protests.

An FIR was registered against seven people including the brother-in-law of the complainant.

Deputy inspector general of police Rajshree Singh said the woman, who is from Narela in Delhi, came to the police station in Murthal and a case was registered, NDTV reported. The woman told the police she was accompanied by her 12-year-old daughter, who was not harmed.

“The police will now investigate the charges,” Ms Singh said. Another police official said that the incident took place after midnight.

However police also looking at a family dispute as one of the angles in the case.

Three people who claimed they saw a mob of Jat protesters drag women with torn clothes into fields along the national highway 1 in Haryana earlier refused to confirm any rape or assault .

After reports of sexual assault on a number of women at Murthal during the violent agitation demanding reservation for Jats, the state had formed a three-member team headed by Ms Singh to probe the allegations.