Murthal gangrapes: No major breakthrough yet, says Sonepat SP

Murthal : Sonepat Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Garg on Sunday said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has recorded statements of the eyewitnesses in front of the magistrate, but added that there has been no major breakthrough in the case as of now.

“SIT has been put in place. SIT team has recorded statements of eyewitnesses in front of magistrate. No major breakthrough till now but our investigation is on. We have also examined the footage from local dhaba, there’s no recording of any molestation,” Garg told ANI here.

“They (witnesses) said they never saw any incident like this. But if any witness and victim come we will investigate them. The footage has been captured, but it did not show any such incident,” he added.

“I would like to appeal to everyone that if there is any witness or victim, they should come forward, we will take immediate action, as it is a very sensitive matter,” he said.

Conflicting statements from eyewitnesses and no complaint of sexual assault so far has added to the mystery over allegations that women were pulled out of cars and gang-raped at Haryana’s Murthal, during the violent Jat quota protests a week ago.

A truck driver claimed yesterday that he saw dozens of women being dragged into a field near Murthal, but said he was not sure whether they were sexually assaulted.

“I saw almost 50 women. They were being taken to the farms. I didn’t see what was done with them,” truck driver, Sukhwinder Singh told ANI yesterday.

CCTV footages from various establishments along the highway do not show much to back the reports. (ANI)