In a shocking incident, a Dalit woman was raped by five men and left to die in the bushes in Haryana’s Rohtak.
The same five had raped the victims three years ago in 2013, reported NDTV.
Quoting the victim’s family, the channel reported that the men who were out on bail wanted them to settle the case and were punishing the woman for pursuing it in court.
“I came out of college and there were those very five men in the car. Three were inside and two of them were outside,” the woman was quoted by the channel NDTV.
The victim’s family had relocated to Rohtak after their daughter was first raped in 2013. The five accused, all reportedly belonging to upper caste were allegedly pressuring the family to negotiate a settlement worth Rs. 50 lakhs.
“We used to live in Bhiwani before. After the incident we fled to Rohtak to save ourselves from these men. I wanted to educate my children,” the mother of the victim said.
The police say the woman was found in the bushes in Rohtak’s Sukhpura Chowk area on Wednesday, after which she registered a complaint and is now in a government hospital.