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Haryana gangrape case: NCW demands fair, speedy trial, says Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognisance of a brutal gangrape in Haryana — reminiscent of the 2012 gangrape case in Delhi, the National Commission for Women has sought a fair and speedy trial in the case, its Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said on Sunday.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"We have written to officials concerned to ensure a speedy and fair inquiry. We have also sent a team to inquire into the matter," Kumaramangalam said.

In a savage crime reminiscent of the 2012 gangrape case in Delhi, a young woman from Haryana's Sonepat district was abducted, gang-raped and brutally murdered.

The woman, aged around 23, went missing on 9 May. Her body was found on the outskirts of Rohtak town, 70 km from the national capital, early on Friday.

Reminiscent of the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape, the rapists had inserted a sharp-edged weapon in her private parts. Police also said that sedatives were found in her stomach.

Her head and face were smashed with a blunt object and later crushed under the wheels of a vehicle. Two men, including her neighbour Sumit who was stalking her, were arrested.

Stray dogs had eaten the victim's face and lower portion of her body which was spotted by a passerby in a secluded area of the city in Haryana on May 11.

The incident comes days after the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence awarded to four convicts in the December 16, 2012, Nirbhaya gang-rape case.

Published Date: May 14, 2017 20:43 PM | Updated Date: May 14, 2017 20:43 PM

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