Don't politicise Rohtak gang rape incident: BJP to Rahul

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 14 (ANI): Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for dubbing the Rohtak gang rape case as the result of 'jungle raj' in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday asked the Congress vice president not to politicise the issue and assured of stern action against the culprits. "I think Rahul Gandhi is giving cover to the Bihar Government where jungle and corrupt raj is under rule. Instead of commenting on the dastardly attack and heinous act, it is very unfortunate that he is politicising a rape case," BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI. "Any rape is deplorable, shameful and inhuman. The State Government is competent to handle the situation. Certainly, the culprits will be arrested and stern action will be taken," he added. A 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered. Later her mutilated body was found in an empty plot in Haryana's Rohtak district. After the incident came to light, Rahul Gandhi slammed the "jungle raj of the BJP." "Jungle Raj in the BJP-ruled states continues," he said. The incident occurred on May 9 and came to light when the victim's body was found in city's IMT area. The forensic reports suggest that the victim was mutilated with sharp-edged weapons. So far two people have been arrested in the case and a Special Investigation Team has been formed for faster probe. (ANI)