Murthal: Haryana Police add gangrape to FIR
After rejecting reports of gangrapes at Murthal in north Indian state Haryana during the Jat stir for reservation, the Haryana Police has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the section on gangrape had been added to the FIR in the case.
The move comes after the police received two anonymous letters from women stating that they had been sexually assaulted.
The police told the court on Monday that the first letter was forwarded by the Faridabad Commissioner of Police to the Superintendent of Police, Sonipat, on March 1 who, in turn, sent it to the Special Group of Officers on March 2.
The second letter, from a non-resident Indian woman, was forwarded to the police by a local news channel.
“Since the content of both communications reveals the commission of offence under Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code, the relevant Section has been added and further investigation will be conducted on these communications to verify the content,” said the Haryana Police affidavit to the court.