Congress corners Haryana Govt. over Rohtak Gang rape case

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): The Congress party on Sunday castigated the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Haryana for its insensitivity and inability to provide safe environment after a woman was gang raped and brutally killed in the Rohtak district. "It is condemnable. Gang rape cases have become frequent in Haryana. The government is silent; hooligans are ruling and there is no such thing as 'law and order'. The government is completely insensitive to rape cases, that is why women are getting raped," Congress leader and All India Mahila Congress president Shobha Oza told ANI. Expressing similar views Congress leader Sushmita Deo said, "I hope that the government of the state will do much more than amend laws and I hope that the same people who criticised the government during Nirbhaya, will today practice what they preached." A 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered earlier last week. Later, her mutilated body was found in an empty plot in Haryana's Rohtak district. The incident occurred on May 9 and came to light when the victim's body was found in the city's IMT area. The forensic reports suggest that the victim was mutilated with sharp-edged weapons. The victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal, following which the accused reached her home a week later with his friends. So far two people have been arrested in the case and a Special Investigation Team has been formed for faster probe. "Two people have been arrested so far in this case. We have formed a SIT for a fast probe," said Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Law and Order, Muhammad Akil. (ANI)