An all-women Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up to investigate the alleged gangrape of at least 10 women commuters in Murthal (Sonepat) last Monday (February 22) during the pro-reservation Jat stir. The SIT team is led by DIG Dr Rajshree Singh and two women DSPs, Bharti Dabas and Surinder Kaur.
The Punjab and Haryana High court took suo motu cognisance of a newspaper report.
However, the woman said her 15-year-old daughter, who was accompanying her was not raped but her clothes were torn.
The officer, who heads a three-member probe team, however, said a “family dispute” could be the reason behind the woman filing the complaint.
Earlier, some truck drivers and locals had claimed they had seen women being dragged to the fields by the protesters. TV channels too showed footage of garments worn by women strewn in some places.
“One can give any related information or evidence to the team over the telephone or through letter or online. If any such untoward incident happened, the guilty would be punished,” Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar had said.