- Young Haryana woman abducted by jilted lover, gang-raped
- Head smashed with bricks, run over with car; 2 arrested
- Attackers wanted to ensure she would not be identified: cops
Just days earlier, the mother says, she was tracking the news of the death sentence being confirmed by the Supreme Court for the four men who gang-raped a young student in a moving bus in Delhi, leaving her without her intestines. She never imagined her own daughter would be put through a similar barbaric ordeal. "When the accused in the Nirbhaya case were punished, our village spoke about the verdict. We thought at least this will deter men, but unfortunately, even today, girls are not safe and men are not scared," she said.
Police have arrested two men for raping and murdering her daughter. Six others are being investigated after the victim's mother accused them of involvement, said superintendent of police Ashwin Shenvi.
The young woman was taken by the men - at least one of whom knew her - by car from near her home in Sonipat to the nearby city of Rohtak, where they drugged and then raped her. "When she said to them she would complain, they hammered her skull in with bricks," he said. "The way that they brutalised her is horrific."
The mother of the victim had registered a complaint a month ago against one of the accused for pressuring her daughter into marrying him, but the disagreement was settled between the two parties.
The victim's father, a daily wage labourer, told NDTV today, "She passed her Class 10 exams but couldn't continue her studies because we didn't have money. She started working as a packer in a pharmaceutical company where she earned about 4,000 rupees a month. I was proud that my daughter was helping out with the household finances."
Jagjeet Singh, spokesman for the Sonipat police, said the victim's post-mortem report showed she had been drugged or sedated during the horrific attack. "The main accused, Sumit, and she (the victim) were in a relationship but she didn't want to marry him and he lost it. He wanted revenge," he said.
Women's rights activists and politicians have demanded justice for the victim, whose case repeats many of the worst aspects of the 2012 murderous rape of Nirbhaya, a young student in Delhi, that sparked mass street demonstrations.
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.