Cops file chargesheet in Hisar gangrape, SP appears in court
The Haryana Police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet before a Hisar court into the gangrape of a 16-year-old Dalit girl in Dabra. The father of the victim, who was allegedly gangraped by eight youths, had committed suicide after he came to know about the incident.
Hisar SP B Satheesh Balan, who appeared on behalf of the prosecution in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ritu Tagore, submitted the chargesheet in two cases — the gangrape and the suicide. The court will hear the case next on January 14.
The police have booked the eight accused for threatening, committing atrocity on a Dalit, kidnapping, criminal intimidation and abetment of suicide among others. Those named in the chargesheet are Baljit, Anil, Mahender, Vikas, Rajkumar, Pawan and Kuldeep — all residents of Dabra village — and their accomplice Sunil, a resident of Mangoli village. Besides, the police have also charged two more youths, Suresh (Hisar) and Rajesh (Jind), for harbouring the accused.
"The chargesheet has been submitted in the court and all the accused will be punished for the offence. District police chief B Satheesh Balan himself appeared in the court from the prosecution's side and submitted the chargesheet," said ASI Harish Bhardwaj, spokesperson of the Hisar police.
As victim was a Dalit and the accused belonged to the upper caste, the youths had also been booked under Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The case dates back to September 9, 2012, when the 16-year-old girl, who was living with her grandparents, was allegedly abducted in a car by a group of youths. They took her to nearby fields and gangraped her. The accused also and recorded the entire incident on their cellphones.
The matter came to light when the victim's father came to know of the incident and committed suicide on September 18. The family of the victim and villagers had refused not claim the body for five days till the police arrested all the accused.