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Murthal gangrapes probe: Conflicting witness accounts deepen mystery

ANI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 28, 2016, 5:40 pm IST
Updated Feb 28, 2016, 6:14 pm IST
Sonepat SP said there has been no major breakthrough in the case as of now.
The all women team constituted to find out the truth visited Murthal to collect evidence. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 The all women team constituted to find out the truth visited Murthal to collect evidence. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Murthal: Sonepat Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Garg on Sunday said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has recorded statements of the eyewitnesses in front of the magistrate, but added that there has been no major breakthrough in the case as of now.

"SIT has been put in place. SIT team has recorded statements of eyewitnesses in front of magistrate. No major breakthrough till now but our investigation is on. We have also examined the footage from local dhaba, there's no recording of any molestation," Garg told ANI here.

Read: Murthal rapes: Women were stripped, dragged into fields, says eyewitness

"They (witnesses) said they never saw any incident like this. But if any witness and victim come we will investigate them. The footage has been captured, but it did not show any such incident," he added.

"I would like to appeal to everyone that if there is any witness or victim, they should come forward, we will take immediate action, as it is a very sensitive matter," he said.

Read:  Truck drivers deny seeing alleged rape of women at Murthal

Conflicting statements from eyewitnesses and no complaint of sexual assault so far has added to the mystery over allegations that women were pulled out of cars and gang-raped at Haryana's Murthal, during the violent Jat quota protests a week ago.

 

A truck driver claimed yesterday that he saw dozens of women being dragged into a field near Murthal, but said he was not sure whether they were sexually assaulted.

"I saw almost 50 women. They were being taken to the farms. I didn't see what was done with them," truck driver, Sukhwinder Singh told ANI yesterday.

CCTV footage from various establishments along the highway do not show much to back the reports.

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Location: India, Haryana




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