[Reader-list] Dalit girl gang raped, no arrest yet in Haryana

Asit Das asit1917 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 03:14:11 CDT 2013

THE HINDU    |    NEW DELHI, September 24, 2013


*Dalit girl gang raped, no arrest yet in Haryana*

HO of Ellenabad station refused to register rape complaint

Rubbing salt into their wound, the Station House Officer of a police
station in Haryana’s Sirsi district refused to register a complaint of rape
made by relatives of a 19-year-old Dalit girl, who was gang-raped on
Saturday allegedly by three boys from the dominant caste, all known to her.
None of the accused has been arrested yet.

In fact, “when the girl mentioned the names of the boys, a woman police
officer intimidated her into not revealing their names,” said Rajat Kalsan,
advocate with Human Rights Law Network, who gave her version of the

The first B.A student was was waiting at a bus stop on her way to college
when the three boys, riding a car, offered to give her a lift. But they
took her to an isolated spot and took turns to rape her. Then they drove to
another location and were attempting to rape her again when one of the boys
got a call on his cellphone.

“The caller said the relatives of the girl had gone to the police and they
[the boys] might get into trouble,” Mr. Kalsan told The Hindu. On hearing
this, the boys forced her to take a sedative and drove off.

The girl’s relatives later found her unconscious at a secluded location and
went to the Ellenabad police station but the SHO refused to register a
complaint of rape.

When the relatives and local activists protested, an FIR was filed under
Section 365 (kidnap) of the Indian Penal Code.

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