In a grim reminder of the infamous December 16, 2012 ‘Nirbhaya gang rape’ of a 23-year-old paramedic student in New Delhi, a 15-year-old Dalit girl was brutally gang-raped and killed in a very ruthless manner.
The body of the minor Dalit girl was found with severe injury marks at the bank of a water channel in Jind district, Haryana on Saturday. She was missing from her home in Kurukshetra since January 9.
The postmortem of the body which was conducted at Rohtak forensic lab revealed that she suffered brutalities similar to ‘Nirbhaya’ before her death. According to the autopsy reports, the assailants inserted a blunt object into her genitals. Her lungs were also found to be crushed suggesting somebody sat on her chest.
Reports also showed at least 19 injury marks including on her face, head, chest, and hands. She had several internal injuries suggesting foreign objects were inserted into her private parts.
“The body had many injury marks, private parts were mutilated and there were a lot of internal injuries. Signs of sexual assault are visible and looks like 3-4 people were responsible. A hard and blunt thing was inserted into her, signs of drowning also found,” said Dr SK Dattarwal, PGI Rohtak.
Deputy SP Kaptan Singh said an FIR has been registered under section 302 IPC and 2 SITs have been constituted for investigation in the case.
“Two culprits have been arrested in connection with the case,” informed Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Karnal on Sunday.
“My daughter was kidnapped and raped, culprits should be punished. We want justice for her. If the administration had done its job well, an incident like this would have never happened,” said the victim’s father.