In the wake of reports that a girl from Rohtak in Haryana was gangraped by five men who had sexually assaulted her three years ago, a woman BJP leader from the state said "rapes have been happening from the time the world has been created."
According to media reports, the accused were arrested after the victim had filed a complaint when the incident happened three years ago. The accused, who were granted bail, reportedly raped the 21-year-old girl again as a 'punishment' for failing to settle the issue out of the court.
Family members of the victim claimed that the accused had threatened the girl that they would rape her again if she did not agree for an out-of-the-court settlement, reports NDTV.
Nirmal Bairagi, who heads the BJP cell for women in the state, further claimed that although the government is doing its job, it may take time to arrest and bring to book the accused.
Meanwhile, Haryana police formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case. The SIT, which will have two DSPs as members, is expected to submit a report within 90 days.