Chandigarh: The 15-year-old Dalit girl, who was brutally gangraped, aspired to be a doctor and was determined to become one despite odds. As the family of the girl is trying to come to terms with the brutal reality of her being raped and savagely killed, a sombre mood prevails in the village in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district.
Her father now seeks nothing less than capital punishment for the culprits.
The Class X student’s half-naked body was found on Saturday from near the bank of a canal in a village in Jind district after she had gone missing since last Tuesday. She was brutally assaulted, her private parts mutilated and some of the vital organs ruptured, police had said earlier.
The girl’s family and other villagers recall how hard she was studying to realise her dream of becoming a doctor despite family odds. “She was a bright student. She wanted to become a doctor. Her uncle was also helping her to realise her aim. He was sure that she will become a doctor or some high-ranking officer,” the girl’s father told reporters.
Demanding capital punishment for the culprits, her father said, “They should be hanged. If there is even harsher punishment than hanging, they deserve that.”
The victim’s mother said her daughter never used to hurt anyone. “Even beasts will not be this cruel. Those who gave so much pain to my daughter and killed her in this manner, are much worse than that,” she said.
Two special investigation teams (SITs) under DSP-rank officers have already been constituted to probe the incident. Police have launched a hunt to nab an accused youth who is alleged to have abducted the girl from Kurukshetra when she went to attend a tuition class.
Police said they believe that the number of persons involved in the crime could be more than three.
With inputs from PTI