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Govt probing case: Khattar on 21-yr-old Ggn girl’s rape

In the alleged rape of a 21-year-old girl by her PG owner in Gurgaon, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that the government is making inquiries into the case and all allegations against police officers are also being investigated. The girl, who was a resident of Ludhiana, has alleged that she was raped on the evening of November 26 and filed a complaint the next day. In a complaint filed at the Gurgaon woman police station, she said that her PG owner Dharmveer Thakran forcibly entered her room and raped her.

On Monday, the rape survivor’s counsel sent a letter asking the Punjab and Haryana high court Chief Justice to intervene. Meanwhile, sources said Dharampal Thakral, the accused’s son, submitted an application to police that said the woman had falsely implicated his father.

The rape survivor has also alleged police of mistreating her and showing reluctance in filing a complaint. Police are yet to arrest the PG owner.

In the letter to the Chief Justice, the girl said: “I first went to the police commissioner’s office but the commissioner told me to go away, saying I had no work there. When I persisted, the guards took me to the guesthouse of the accused without even registering a complaint. I was then taken to the women’s police station where I was told to go back to my home town and even told that a medical test cannot be done as the doctor was not available. The accused was treated as a VIP in the police station.”

However, in a statement issued by the Gurgaon Police commissioner, the ‘rape survivor’s’ charges were baseless and issued a point-by-point rebuttal. “No victim has ever been turned away from the CP’s office without legal recourse,” the statement said.

Police said the woman had gone missing from her house in Ludhiana, at which her parents filed a case of abduction there. “The woman was handed over to her family in the presence of Punjab Police. She had come to Gurgaon in search of a job last month,” said the police. “We’re conducting raids to nab the accused, who is absconding,” said Dharna Yadav, ACP (Sadar), Gurgaon.
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