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India Five rapes in 5 days: Haryana CM Khattar calls incidents ‘unfortunate’, lists steps taken

16:51  17 january  2018
16:51  17 january  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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In his first response to five rapes in five days in Haryana , chief minister ML Khattar on Wednesday termed the incidents as “ unfortunate ” and said his government will take strict action.

Haryana has seen at least seven cases of alleged rapes in 5 days , including the brutal rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. " Haryana has become a crime hub under Khattar ," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told the media here.

In his first response to five rapes in five days in Haryana, chief minister ML Khattar on Wednesday termed the incidents as “unfortunate” and said his government will take strict action.

Khattar also enumerated steps taken by the government to address the situation, arrest the culprits and make the state a safer place for women.

“We have made changes in the police administration and transferred a few officers...We started Dial 100 Project, will also begin 1090 Project so that women in danger can immediately contact police. We’ll look into matters, take help of counselling or legal action as the need be. We’ve set up special courts for speedy trials of such cases,” Khattar said.

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CM Khattar , while talking to ANI, said stern action and adequate steps have been taken by the State Government to stop such horrific incidents . “It’s very unfortunate that such cases have been occurring in the state and we are taking adequate steps .

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In the past five days, assaults on women and girls have been reported from Kurukshetra, Panipat, Hisar, Jind and Faridabad. In some cases, the girls’ private parts were mutilated, a reminder of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country.

The incidents come two days after the Khattar government made an announcement on Haryana’s improved sex ratio — 914 girls per 1,000 boys in 2017, which is an all-time high.

Khattar also appealed to political parties not to politicise the matter.

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Earlier in the day, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda lashed out at the ruling BJP government, saying “lawlessness” and “lack of leadership” were the main reasons behind increased crime in the state.

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“There is lawlessness in the state. The Haryana government has no leader, some ministers are angry, some are sulking and there is no direction,” Hooda told ANI after a meeting with Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on the issue.

The latest incident of rape was reported on Wednesday from Hisar, where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 14-year-old neighbour. The Haryana police has arrested the teen.

Here’s a look at the four incidents reported over the past five days:

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Haryana saw another incident of gangrape as a woman in Faridabad was raped at Gunpoint by goons. The state has seen 6 horrific cases of rapes in just 5 days . Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar simply urged political parties to 'not politicize this issue'.

"Such incidents are unfortunate . We'll take strict action and tie up all loose ends. Khattar ’s remarks came in the wake of increasing number of rapes being reported from Haryana . Four to five incidents of rape being reported within a span of just 48 hours is shocking.

A 23-year-old woman was abducted and gangraped in a moving car in Old Faridabad on Saturday. The woman was bundled into the car, raped and later dumped on Mathura road. The woman accused three persons of committing the crime. The accused are at large.

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