Chandigarh stalking case: Varnika Kundu says 'she hopes for justice'

| Updated: Aug 08, 2017 03:44 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Aug 07 (ANI): Varnika Kundu who was stalked and harassed in Chandigarh recently, said her case has raised awareness among people and hoped she would get justice. Haryana State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Subhash Barala's son Vikas Barala has been accused of stalking Varnika. Speaking to ANI, Varnika said, "I believe that police will work accordingly; I also feel it might have been easier if they (accused) didn't have connections, but it's not over till it's completely resolved. Whether or not we win this, I know it has raised awareness among people. If I don't win this case, then these kinds of incidents will never stop. I haven't seen any failure on the part of police so far, they have been extremely helpful." Meanwhile, the victim's father, IAS officer VS Kundu stated that it's not a fight with any political leader; it's with those guys who tried to molest my daughter. "DGP has assured me all CCTV footage on the route will be secured and taken as evidence. Also, various political party leaders came to me and gave their support but I requested them not to bring politics in this issue. I am not fighting with any political leader; my fight is with those guys who tried to molest my daughter. They have violated the laws brutally and I want to teach them a lesson for what they have done," victim's father said. On Aug 5, Vikas Barala was arrested on the charges of stalking and harassing the IAS officer's daughter in Chandigarh. He was, however, granted bail on the same day. A case was registered by the Chandigarh Police against Vikas and other youth under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 185 (Motor Vehicle Act) of the CRPC on the basis of complaint filed by Varnika. Narrating the horrific ordeal, Varnika had told the media she was lucky for not being the daughter of a common man. "I'm lucky, it seems, to not be the daughter of a common man, because what chance would they have against such VIPs? I'm also lucky, because I'm not lying raped and murdered in a ditch somewhere," she had written in a Facebook. (ANI)

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