29, Feb 2016
Feb 29 2016 : The Economic Times (Mumbai)
Woman names 3 relatives among rapists, police say it could be `family dispute’
A five-kilometre stretch lined with fancy 24-hour open eateries on the National Highway 1 in Murthal is a popular stopover between Delhi and Chandigarh, especially among NRIs traveling between Delhi airport and Punjab. Today , suspicion and anger looms large here.
It was mayhem on this stretch on February 21 night when Jat protestors ran amok, burnt vehicles and beat up their occupants.
Among the popular eateries here the most thriving business is of Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba, near which it is alleged women were pulled out of cars and raped. The spot is on the turn to Jat-dominated Hasanpur village and next to a village school.
After Punjab and Haryana HC took cognisance of a media report, an allwoman Special Investigative Team has descended here and a toll-free number is set up for victims to call in.