Maliwal urges Murthal rape victims to approach DCW

New Delhi : Expressing grave concern over the reported gangrapes of at least 10 women in Murthal, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday urged the victims to approach the organisation for absolute legal support and justice.

Maliwal told ANI that they would ensure the confidentiality of the victims. She added that the DCW would ensure that they get absolute legal support and justice is delivered.

“There are media reports that are coming in of brutal rapes that have happened in Murthal and the police are appearing to be completely clueless. In such a situation, I want to appeal to all these women that they must approach the Delhi Commission for Women and do not hesitate,” said Maliwal.

“I appeal to all such women against whom any sexual atrocities have happened recently, particularly in Murthal, to call on 181 or visit the Delhi Commission for Women office immediately,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Government has ordered a probe into the reported gangrapes of at least 10 women in Murthal. The order comes a day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took a suo moto cognizance of the incident.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a detailed report from the Haryana Director General of Police (DGp) and the Home Secretary by Monday in connection with cases of alleged gangrapes in Murthal near Sonepat during the Jat agitation.

Haryana DGP Y.P. Singhal informed the media today that the government has instructed the police to act tough against anyone found involved in assault on women.

According to certain media reports, the women passengers were stopped on the national highway near Murthal on early Monday morning and were dragged to the nearby fields and raped by Jat protesters. (ANI)