15-year-old Dalit girl’s raped, mutilated body found in Haryana’s Jind

Chandigarh: A 15-year-old Dalit girl was raped and brutally tortured in Haryana’s Jind. The body of the girl, who was missing for a week, was found on Saturday.

Police said her private parts were mutilated and the liver was ruptured. She had been missing since last Tuesday after she left home for tuition classes. The body was found near a canal at Budha Khera village in Jind district’s Safidon town.

“My daughter was kidnapped and raped, culprits should be punished, we want justice for her. If administration had done its job well, an incident like this would have never happened,” said the girl’s father.

Another Dalit girl was raped in Panipat. The body of the 11-year-old was found in a village in Panipat district this morning. Police said she was abudcted by two men last evening when she had gone out of her house to throw garbage in the village dumpyard.

“Two culprits have been arrested in connection with the Panipat gang-rape case and one person has been identified in Kurukshetra rape case,” said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Karnal.

Two special investigation teams (SITs) under DSP-rank officers have been constituted to probe the Jind incident, police said.

The two incidents come close on the heels of another incident last month, in which a six-year-old girl was violently raped and killed in Haryana’s Uklana area in Hisar district.

The recent incidents were a stark reminder of the December 16 Nirbhaya case in which a physiotherapy intern was raped by a group of a men in a moving bus and a rod inserted into her body. She died in a hospital 13 days later.