Another minor raped in Haryana, govt constitutes committee

In yet another incident of sexual assault on women in Haryana, a minor girl has allegedly been raped in Jagadhri town of Yamunanagar district, compelling the rattled state government to constitute a committee.

The 16-year-old girl, who belongs to a weaker section of society, was allegedly raped by a youth known to her in Bhadeli village of the district on Tuesday evening. However, the matter was reported yesterday.

The youth took her in his car on Tuesday evening and on the way one more person joined him.

"The two accused then took the girl to nearby fields and raped her," said Mitesh Jain, Superintendent of Police Yamunanagar.

Both the accused were arrested today.

"The complaint was lodged by the victim's family yesterday and the two accused were arrested today," said Jain.

The Haryana government today formed a three-member committee at district level to investigate, monitor and ensure speedy prosecution of such crimes.

This incident comes in series of such horrific incidents against women during the past one month.

During the past three days, two minor girls were allegedly raped in Rohtak district while a mentally challenged woman was sexually assaulted in Jind.

Prior to these incidents, a 19-year-old newly married woman of Banwasa village in Sonepat's Gohana was gangraped.

Earlier, a rape incident took place in Hisar on September 9, where a Dalit teenage girl was gangraped in Dabra village.

After the Dabra gangrape incident, a married woman was gangraped in a Jind village, a teenage girl was gangraped by some youths in Gohana in Sonepat district while another teenage girl was raped in a moving jeep in Bhiwani district.

Stung by a series of rape cases being reported in the state, the government today unfolded its three-pronged strategy which includes regular monitoring of cases of crime against women at district level, setting up of fast track courts and intensifying patrolling by police.

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