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Murthal rape allegations: DCW offers legal help to victims

Concerned Over Reports Of Alleged Gangrape Of Women In Haryana’s Murthal During The Jat Quota Agitation, Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal Today Urged Any Victims Who Belong To Delhi To Approach The Body For Legal Support And Justice.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Feb 2016, 07:00:19 PM

New Delhi:

Concerned over reports of alleged gangrape of women in Haryana’s Murthal during the Jat quota agitation, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today urged any victims who belong to Delhi to approach the body for legal support and justice.

Victims can either call the 181 women’s helpline or visit the DCW office, Maliwal said, adding that it would be ensured their confidentiality is maintained.

“We have come to know through media reports that some women raped in Murthal were from Delhi. I appeal to all such women against whom any sexual atrocities have happened recently, particularly in Murthal, to call on 181 or visit the DCW office immediately.

“We assure full cooperation, complete confidentiality, and legal support and will work closely with Haryana police to ensure that justice is served,” she said.

As per media reports, women who were passing Murthal, near Sonepat, were allegedly stopped and raped in fields close to the national highway by Jat protesters.

Haryana government today set up a committee consisting of three women officers, including a DIG, for receiving any complaint of rape of women in Murthal during the quota stir.

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First Published : 26 Feb 2016, 06:52:00 PM