Haryana Police Chief BS Sandhu on Saturday said that an Indian soldier, posted in Rajasthan, was among the three men accused of raping a college student from Haryana’s Rewari.
“A police team has been sent to arrest him. We are getting a warrant against him. The other two accused will also be arrested soon,” Sandhu said.
The police have also announced a reward of Rs 100,000 to the person who provides any information about the accused in the case.
The 19-year-old student was abducted and gangraped by three men, including the Army soldier, at Kanina in Mahendragarh district while she was on her way to her coaching centre on September 12.
In her police complaint, the victim said that Pankaj (Army man) and his friend Manish drugged her and dragged into a car and allegedly raped her. After gaining her consciousness, she said, another man Nishu also raped her. The medical examination of the victim also confirmed the gangrape.
“Medical reports confirm gangrape but how many committed the crime is a matter of investigation. Samples have been sent to the forensic lab,” said Nazneen Bhasin, superintendent of police (SP), Nuh.
Bhasin also visited the victim in the hospital, where her condition was said to be stable. Meanwhile, on the directions of Haryana State Women Commission chairperson Pratibha Suman, the police have provided security to the victim’s family.