Sonipat: Three truck drivers on Saturday claimed that they witnessed women being dragged and molested by Jat agitators in Murthal, even as a team of women police officers on Saturday visited the site of alleged gangrapes but said no eyewitness or victim had turned up before it.
Speaking to mediapersons, the three men Sukhwinder Singh, Niranjan and Naresh Kumar claimed that the agitators torched their trucks in Murthal, over 50 km from Delhi, and assaulted them following which they hid in the bushes to save themselves.
They alleged that they saw the attackers “dragging women out of vehicles, tearing their clothers and molesting them” before taking the victims towards the fields.
Singh alleged that “policemen in plain clothes” were putting pressure on them to remain silent about the incident.
The development came on a day the women police officers team led by DIG Dr Rajshree Singh visited the site at village Hassanpur near Murthal in Sonipat district on Delhi Ambala National Highway to gather first hand information about the alleged incident. Rajshree Singh maintained that till Saturday evening no victim or eye witness had come forward to provide details.
On recovery of some clothes, she told reporters, “These had been sent to Forensic Laboratory”. Meanwhile, a resident of Indore has been receiving telephone calls since Friday after Haryana Police listed his number among the names and numbers of three officers for receiving information regarding assault on women....