Suicide or Rape - Murder of the 20 year old Dalit girl from Jind, Haryana ?????
Its almost a month since the mutilated body of the 20 year old Dalit girl was found near a canal in Jind district of Haryana. Hundreds of petitions, public protests and media pressure resulted in three autopies of the body and consitution of a one man Special Investigation Team. The investigation seems to have gone nowhere, but since the day the body was found, the Haryana police have been spreading the news that this is a case of suicide. Why would anybody burn themselves with cigarette butts and injure their private parts and then commit suicide ? Why would the girl go and an isolated place near the canal and fall in the shrubs ? The Haryana police has to answer this question? The discrepencies in the post mortem reports are obvious and the way in which political pressure is being exerted on the local officials is known to everyone. Why are the police hushing up this case ? What is it that they are trying to hide ? We need the answers ... we will not be silent ...
- Chairperson, National SC Commission
Shri. PL Punia
- Chairperson, National Commission for Women
She was 20 years old. On 24th August, she had come to Jind in Haryana to attend an exam to be a teacher. She did not return home that day.
Her mutilated body was found near a canal the next day by the police. There were cigarette burn marks on her body and indications of sexual violence. Her family suspects her to have been kidnapped, raped and then murdered.
However, the police hurriedly conducted an autopsy. The autopsy states that it was neither rape nor murder.
The outraged family and the villagers feel that the administration is tampering with evidence. They have protested and refused to bury the body of the girl. The protesters including the family members of the woman staged a dharna at the bus stand with the girl's body.
DSP Adarsh Singh said, " A case of murder has been registered against unidentified people."
We cannot let this incident be brushed aside by the administration and let the culprits get away with this horrendous crime. A proper investigation by the CID has to be carried out. The Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes PL Punia and Mamta Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women are urged to take immediate steps to ensure the victim's body is brought to AIIMS for postmortem and proper CID investigation is done.
We urge you to extend your full support to ensure that the case is brought to justice.
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