Murthal gang-rape: Delhi woman lodges complaint against brother-in-law, 7 others

Murthal: A Delhi woman on Sunday lodged a complaint of gang-rape against her brother-in-law and six others at the Murthal police station in Haryana .

Following the complaint, the Haryana Police registered an FIR against the seven persons, however, no arrest has been made so far.

“I received a call around 11 a.m. yesterday from a woman, who wanted to meet me. When she arrived at the Murthal Police Station, she stated that she was gang-raped on the intervening night of 22-23 February,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Haryana Police, Rajshree Singh said.

“Prima facie it seems to be a family dispute, as she has mentioned her brother-in-law’s name in the FIR. She recorded her statement today, we have registered an FIR. This is a matter of investigation now. Except for this lady, nobody has come forward. This is a matter of probe, the woman has identified seven people, including his brother- in- law R. Singh,” she added.

Earlier, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had taken suo moto cognisance of the report amidst complete denial of the incident by police and local bureaucrats.

On Friday, the Haryana Government had set up a committee consisting of three women officers, including a DIG, for receiving any complaint of rape in Murthal near Sonepat during the Jat stir. (ANI)