Financial assistance of Rs 10.5 lakh was announced on Sunday for the family of a young woman who was gang-raped and killed in Haryana last week.
As the 23-year old woman was a Dalit, the state welfare department would provide Rs 8.5 lakh to her family under provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
“The remaining Rs 2 lakh will be given by the Red Cross,” Sonipat Deputy Commissioner K Makrand Pandurang told PTI over phone.
More gory details of Nirbhaya like gang rape-and-murder of a young Dalit woman from Sonipat emerged today, while her family alleged that their plea to police for help prior to the killing went unheeded.
An autopsy of the victim showed the bones of the woman’s skull were shattered into pieces and “some sharp-edged objects may have been inserted in her private parts”.
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“The findings suggest that it was a brutal rape and murder,” said Dr S K Dhatterwal, head of the department of forensic medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak, who conducted the post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda alleged that there is a complete breakdown of law and order in the state and the BJP government has failed to put a check on the rising crime graph.
He demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman from Sonipat and said such incidents, wherever those happen, shame the humanity.
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The mutilated body of the woman was found near the Industrial Model Township in Urban Estate, Rohtak, on May 11, two days after she had gone missing.Stray dogs had bitten away the victim’s face and lower portion of her body which was spotted by a passer-by.
The woman, said to be a divorcee, had been kidnapped from Sonipat on May 9 and taken to Rohtak in a car, police said.
The Haryana Police has formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the case.
The police have already arrested two men including the one who they claimed was her “jilted lover”.
(With Inputs from PTI)