- Haryana BJP chief's son Vikas Barala was arrested for stalking a woman
- Opposition demanded Subhash Barala's resignation following the incident
- Manohar Lal Khattar, however, called it an 'individual issue'
"This issue is not of Subhash Barala. It is an individual issue and law will take its own course," said the Chief Minister in response to opposition demands to remove the BJP chief from his post.
In a statement, Subhash Barala said he had full faith in the law. "We respect the law and law has taken its course. Truth will soon come out through the court. I have full faith in the law," he said.
The police have charged Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar of stalking and drink driving. The more serious charge of abduction was not added since it was not in the woman's initial statement, the police said.
In her post, the woman had said post-midnight on Saturday, she was followed by the car of the assailants from a petrol pump. The two men repeatedly blocked her car and tried to corner her. Twice, one of the men got off the car and came towards her. When the police reached her, following her frantic calls, he was banging on her window and trying to open the door.
"I find it shocking, that in a place with cameras at every light and cops every 200 metres, these boys thought they could either get into my car, or take me into theirs, just because they're from an influential background," she wrote.
The young woman, who is the daughter of a bureaucrat, said she got lucky because of her privileged position in life. "I'm lucky, it seems, to not be the daughter of a common man, because what chance would they have against such VIPs?" she wrote in the post that was widely shared over the week-end. She added that she was also "lucky", because "I'm not lying raped and murdered in a ditch somewhere".