Janjwar Desk5 Nov 2020 1:28 PM
Two girls hailing from village Butana were also arrested by the police for their involvement in the conspiracy, in which a Dalit girl was a minor who was gang-raped in police custody
Janwar Minor Dalit girl resident of Butana village in Sonipat, Haryana, gangraped in police custody by 10-12 policemen. The administration swung into action after a series of protests by dozens of social organizations in Sonepat after the incident and an FIR was lodged on July 30, but no action was taken. Now the High Court has summoned the government to reply in the case. The petition has been filed by the victim’s mother in the High Court, on which the High Court has sent a notice to the Haryana Government. In the notice, the Haryana government has been asked to reply by 16 November. The High Court, taking the matter seriously, issued a notice to the Government of Haryana seeking its reply. According to Advocate Rajendra Singh Bains, who filed the petition on behalf of the victim, a demand has been sought from the medical board of the victim girl. Also, there are allegations against police employees and officers in the case. Therefore, a petition has been filed seeking judicial inquiry into the entire case, in which the Hon’ble High Court has issued a notice seeking response by 16 November.
Significantly, after the killing of two policemen on the night of 30 June, the main accused Amit was allegedly killed in the encounter and two girls from village Butana were also arrested by the police, including a Dalit. The girl was a minor who was gang-raped in police custody. Even after several days of the incident, dozens of social organizations in Sonepat agitated after the FIR was not registered against the gang-rape of a Dalit minor girl. A struggle committee was formed in this movement, which gave the police a 10-day ultimatum. The Student Parents Association and Aam Aadmi Party leader Vimal Kishore, who mainly took up the matter, thanked Janjwar and said that the sensitive issue was first raised through AAP. Vimal Kishore praised Janjwar and said that when any media was dissuaded from taking up the matter, Janjwar was the first to come and make a ground report. Vimal Kishore, the convenor of the Student Guardian Association said that the campaign taken by you people gave us courage and today the results are coming out. Taking cognizance of the case, the High Court has summoned the reply from the government and today the DCP has called him his office in the case. Hopefully, the girl will get justice soon and convicted policemen will be punished. Significantly, after the ground report of the gang rape of a Dalit girl by 12 policemen prominently in Janjwar, various socio-political organizations including Bhim Army had staged a protest in this case and demanded justice for the victim. The Deputy Commissioner summoned the representatives of these organizations to their office on 5 October today. On October 29, various social organizations including the Bhim Army met the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police and demanded an inquiry into the entire matter.