Youth tied with chains, beaten up in Mewat over alleged affair; Whether Gurugram police is faulty in handling crime?
A shocking video has gone viral on social media showing brutal thrashing of a local youth by residents of Dhudiyakabas village for allegedly having an affair with a village woman.
The incident happened five days ago when the victim had gone to the village along with a friend. He was tied with iron chains to a tree and thrashed till he fell unconscious. The youth was then made to eat mud as penance and let off only when his family reached the spot.
The accused filmed the entire torture and "circulated" it as a "warning" for anybody trying to have an affair with village women.
The victim was rushed to hospital, where he is under treatment. His family filed a police complaint saying he had gone to get money he had lent to a villager, but was falsely framed for having an affair and thrashed mercilessly.
According to the complaint, Mushtaq, a resident of Pol village, had gone to Dudhiyakabas along with a friend on motorbike to allegedly get back Rs 15,000 he had lent to one Taufiq.
It alleged that when he reached Taufiq's home, the latter gathered his friends. They started thrashing Mushtaq, accusing him of misbehaving with a woman, the complaint said.
"They refused to listen to me and dragged me to tree where I was tied with chain. I was brutally beaten up. Only after my friend, who managed to flee, got my family there did they let me go that too after eating mud as penance. I want action against all of them," Mushtaq said.
The local police, meanwhile, are conducting raids to nab the accused and are also looking into the viral video.
Behind bars for 8 months, Honeypreet applies for bail; Will the court give bail?
Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan has moved an application for regular bail in the Panchkula court. She sought the bail on the grounds that no evidence was found against her by the Haryana Police.
The Haryana SIT formed to investigate the Panchkula violence had slapped sedition charges against Honeypreet.
Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, pleaded before the court that a woman, she was behind the bars for 245 days without any fault or committing crime.
Meanwhile, prosecution opposed Honeypreet's bail plea. The Panchkula court has reserved its order on Honeypreet's bail application.
Honeypreet's counsel Dhruv Gupta argued that 15 people booked under various sections an FIR related with Panchkula violence, have been granted bail by different courts, including district courts and high court.
Gupta added that there were some accused, who were facing serious charges in comparison of Honeypreet, have also been granted relief of bail.
The counsel also submitted that Honeypreet did not participate in violence and she was inside court complex with dera chief.
The court has now fixed July 9 for arguments on framing of charges against Honeypreet and others in connection with Panchkula violence and reserved its order on Honeypreet's bail application.
The special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police had slapped the sedition charge against 22 accused, including Honeypreet, in connection with the Panchkula violence on August 25 last year.
According to the police chargesheet, the conspiracy to spread violence in Panchkula was hatched at the dera headquarters by Honeypreet and the 45-member dera management committee.
Honeypreet, adopted daughter of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was charged with criminal conspiracy and sedition, and is prime accused in the Panchkula violence that broke out after the conviction of the dera chief.
She had travelled with the dera chief in a helicopter when he was airlifted from Panchkula to Rohtak's Sunaria jail after his conviction in rape case. Later, Honeypreet went into hiding for 38 days before her arrest on October 4 last year from the Zirakpur-Patiala highway. As many as 36 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the Panchkula violence.
Engages Talwars' advocates
Honeypreet has engaged advocates Tanvir Ahmed Mir and Dhruv Gupta, who had had successfully defended the parents of slain Noida teen Aarushi Talwar.
Mir and Gupta, who won the acquittal for Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar - accused of killing their daughter and domestic help Hemraj in 2008 - from the Allahabad High Court last October, today argued for Honeypreet in Panchkula court. Besides, another advocate Ishan Shiv Kumar also accompanied them.
Mewat woman buried neck deep in pit as ‘cure from spirits'; Is this incident shameful?
In yet another example of sheer backwardness of Mewat, a 30-year-old mother of three died while being treated by a local 'witch doctor' for allegedly being under the influence of spirits.
The woman, identified as Prameena, was buried till neck in a five-feet-deep pit by another woman Sahida known in the area for treating “paranormal” patients.
Onlookers claim that she was screaming for help for almost two hours even as hundreds of people stood watching as she eventually died.
Following which the panicked accused, Sahida, asked the family to take her back to their village saying spirit killed her. However when her husband resisted, a joint panchayat was called to settle the matter.
Local police although aware of the matter had not filed an FIR till filing of the report.
Sources claimed that cops were waiting for panchayat to conclude to decide on further action.
According to victim’s husband Sakir, a resident of Palwal’s Bhootpur Udawar village, his wife was behaving peculiarly since many days. He reportedly took her to many doctors but it was of no use.
“The villagers told me that she was being haunted by a spirit and only Sahida of Shah Chaukha village could cure her. I took my wife to her and she promised successful treatment.
“She buried her neck deep in a pit in her yard. Prameena screamed for two hours saying she was feeling suffocated and I insisted on her being removed but Sahida and her husband scared me away saying it was spirits trying to lure me and disrupt the treatment.
“It was when her eyes shut and she was quiet that they pulled her out. They knew she was dead but told me it was trance after escaping clutches of the spirit and asked us to go back to our village. I soon realised I had lost her and returned with her body along with my village panchayat,” Sakir said.
Ironically, while the body was driven around between two villages, local police which was well aware of the incident was waiting for a formal complaint to file the case.
The panchayat was still on till filing of the report and the post-mortem too had not been started.
2,000 this year alone, 13 vehicle thefts every day in Gurugram; Is it shameful for the government?
Even as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has promised to permanently station a task force of 1,000-plus night patrol personnel in Gurugram to check the rising crime graph there, the city seems to have already turned into a den of vehicle lifters with an average 13 thefts reported everyday.
The menace has created panic among residents with many societies roping in private security personnel to check such incidents.
Around 2,000 vehicles have reportedly been stolen from Gurugram this year so far. The number was 1,461 during the first five months in 2017. Clearly, there has been a 32 per cent spurt.
Most of such cases are reported from Sector 50, DLF-II, Sector 53, New Colony, Sector 14, Sector 9, Sohna City and Manesar police stations areas.
Sources say most of these gangs make use of WhatsApp to advertise the sale of stolen vehicles. Investigations reveal that many gangs of vehicle lifters have their own fleets of CNG autos to ferry their members.
Vehicles lifted from Gurugram are generally taken to Mewat for disposal and further sale/purchase. Residents of many villages in the district, it is claimed, are known to be dependent on vehicle thefts for their sustenance. Youth of these villages are allegedly trained in dismantling stolen vehicles. They then sell vehicle parts to their “trusted” spare part dealers.
Dalits in Jind embrace Buddhism; Is it justified to change religion?
A group of around 100 Dalit protesters in Jind city claimed to have converted to Buddhism as their demands were not fulfilled despite protesting for the past 115 days.
Dinesh Khapad, leader of the protesters, said on Monday that they had converted to Buddhism in New Delhi on May 31.
He alleged that socially oppressed castes had been marginalised in Haryana and made a victim of politics.
Khapad said he did not have the exact number of his fellow activists who had converted as they had travelled separately to Delhi’s Ladakh Buddhist Centre. “The number was around 100,” he said.
“We have been demanding a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of my uncle Ishwar Singh and the alleged rape-murder of a Dalit girl from Jhansa in Kurukshetra. Also, the widow of a Dalit CRPF jawan, Satish Kumar from Jind’s Chhatar village, was subjected to humiliation by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government by not giving her a job. No public place has been named after the late CRPF soldier who was killed in Kathua in 2015,” he said.
Khapad’s uncle Ishwar Singh was a contractual employee of Confed at Jind. On January 19 last year, Ishwar committed suicide by hanging himself at his house. The police had found a two-page note from his possession in which the deceased had accused three persons — the then Jind DFSC Ashok Rawat, the then Julana SHO sub-inspector Ram Niwas and a government contractor— of forcing him to commit suicide.
“The authorities are shielding the accused. The police have also failed to file a chargesheet in the abetment of suicide case. I see a serious threat from the accused named in the case as the district authorities have withdrawn police security cover given to me,” claimed Khapad, a complainant in the Ishwar suicide case.
Khapad said a delegation had met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on March 7 where he had assured action in various issues.
“We had given an ultimatum on May 20 that we will convert if he doesn’t fulfil our demands in a week. Khattar visited Jind on May 26, but our representatives were not allowed to meet him. So, we started a march towards Delhi on May 27,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jind Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amit Khatri said the widow of the CRPF jawan was illiterate and she had joined a government school as a peon. But she stopped attending duty for unsaid reasons, said the Jind Deputy Commissioner.
He said the deceased jawan had not been accorded the status of martyr due to the rules of the paramilitary forces but the district administration had approached the defence authorities to reconsider the issue.
“The administration has approved four arms licences to Dinesh Khapad but the demand for police security was never placed before me. The administration has also asked the panchayat of Chhatar to pass a resolution for naming a public place after the CRPF jawan from their village,” said the DC.
Meanwhile, official sources said the Chief Minister had constituted a SIT, under Karnal IGP Subhash Yadav, to re-investigate the Jhansa rape-murder case.