Jind, Haryana: In north Haryana, a Dalit woman has been gang-raped in her home at gunpoint. The attack in the Jind district was also filmed on a phone camera and the MMS was circulated in her village.
Nearly 60 kilometres away, in the village of Dabra, Dalits have been demanding justice for a teen girl who was gang-raped by 12 men (8 of them from the upper castes), with an MMS publicising the grotesquerie. he teen’s father killed himself after he found out about the assault on her.
Five of the alleged rapists have been arrested today. In the past one week only two had been arrested prompting media coverage and criticism of the local Congress government’s inaction and its predilection for ignoring the rabid persecution of Dalit families by upper caste Jats.