Nirbhaya’s mother for strict action against Rohtak gang-rape culprits

New Delhi [India] May 14 : Condemning the Rohtak gang-rape incident, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Sunday said changes are only seen virtually, adding that laid-back actions of the police will give strength to the culprits.

"As far as change is concerned, we only see that on papers or news channels. Whenever there is such incident, people debate and it is flashed all over the media but no genuine actions are taken into consideration.

Regarding this case, I got to know that the police reached the spot after 24 hours. This is unacceptable," she told ANI. Devi further said the accused should be taken under police custody and the government of that state should give strict punishments to them.

"When Nibhaya case was in the air, I thought things will change now but the Supreme Court took more than four years to give the verdict.

They should not spare the culprits and deal with them strictly," she added. She further said that there should be no leniency, adding that the government should support the victim's family and provide them with whatever they need.

"I am standing with this family as I know how it feels. I will do anything that is possible to help them. The government has to take steps in this case as soon as possible. If these culprits are not given strict punishments then they will roam around with confident committing the heinous crime," she asserted.

The Rohtak gang-rape victim's kin will get a financial assistance of Rs. 10.5 lakh. Sonipat Deputy Commissioner Makrand Pandurang has asserted that the kin of the brutal Rohtak gang-rape case victim will be provided a financial assistance of Rs.

10.5 lakh. The Haryana welfare department has announced to provide a financial assistance of Rs. 8.5 lakh under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The remaining Rs. two lakh will be given by the Red Cross society. The post-mortem report of the victim stated that the cause of her death was due to head injury as blunt force injuries and multiple wounds were found on her skull and scalp.

The report said the victim's face, tongue, eye, ears was totally distorted, which made the face totally unidentifiable.

What makes the brutality every more evident, is that her oesophagus was missing and gnawing effects were seen over chest of the victim.

Meanwhile, Haryana Inspector general of police (IG) Inspector General of Police informed that two accused have been arrested in connection with the case.

"We cannot tell the investigation details. Two accused has been arrested till now. The investigation is underway," said IG. A case has been registered under the Indian Penal code (IPC) 376, 365, 302 against the accused. On May 9, the woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered, wherein later her mutilated body was found in an empty plot in Haryana's Rohtak.

The incident came to light when the victim's body was found in city's IMT area. The victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal, following which the accused reached her home a week later with his friends.

A heated argument broke out which resulted in the woman slapping him. In revenge, the accused along with his friends allegedly raped and murdered her. The family of the victim said that on May 9, at least five to six youth abducted her from the gate of a private company.

After that the accused took her to a deserted place and gang-raped her. The victim's mother said that the accused have been pressurizing the woman for marriage for the past one year.

The forensic reports suggested that the victim was mutilated with sharp-edged weapons. Later, the accused tried to run her over to hide her identity. "The victim was tortured and her body was mutilated after the gang rape. She was killed after being raped involving at least seven people. Her skull was smashed in a way which indicates that she was run over by a vehicle in order to hide her identity," the forensic team has stated.

The victim was living with her mother and brother and used to work in a private medicine company. The woman's parents had filed a missing complaint, based on which the police tracked her parents down.

The parents were called to Rohtak to identify her body. The distraught parents have claimed that this ghastly attack was carried out by the girl's neighbour and have demanded capital punishment for the rapists.

Source: ANI