The role of police and female politicians in Haryana, or rather their role in not doing much about it, is being questioned in relation to the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sweety - a teenaged Dalit girl.
KIDNAPPING, RAPE and murder of teeanged Dalit girl Sweety of Kurushetra has raised eyebrows over the shady role of Haryana Police, and female politicians of Haryana over such a sensitive issue. Ironically at Kurushetra, the battle of Mahabharta was fought to avenge the insult of Draupadi but in Kalyuga no mainstream politician except Kanta Aladia, state president of Bahujan Samaj Party (Kanshi Ram) has come to help this Draupadi (Sweety).
But to speak of launching an agitation they have no time to express few words of sympathy to the breaved family. The role of the police is equally shameful. Kurushetra M.P. Naveen Jindal and congress members of Rajya Sabha Ishwar Singh and Ramparkash had visited their house but neither Asha Hooda, vice-chairperson of state child welfare council, nor union minister Kumari Selaj, Haryana minster Geeta Bhukal or Kiranchodhary had expressed sympathy to them laments Randhir Singh, father of Sweety who is junior engineer inirrigation department Haryana.It is interesting to mention here that Asha Hooda had launched a campaign in the state for empowerment of the girl child and women and against the evil of female foeticide. Randhir told this scribe that had the police acted timely on their complaint his daughter Sweety might not have returned but certainly her killers must have been nabbed. Narrating the squence of events Randhir said that in the late evening on the fateful day, she had called Sweety to come on her scooty and give a lift to me as I was having lot of household items with me. When on reaching the agreed venue, a petrol pump, he found that Sweety had not reached, he tried to contact her over the mobile, which was switched off. For a moment I thought that she might have herself switched off the mobile while driving the scooty but after some time I got suspicous, said Randhir. "I, along wth some friends, started moving in directions from where Sweety was supposed to come and we found her scooty lying on the road. Immediately, I rang the control room and a police van came," said Randhir.Several people told cops that some persons had hit the scooty and then forcibly put her in black scorpio car. Sweety had cried for help but the killers sped away. A person tried to chase them on a cycle. The shocked Randhir then went to the police station and the S.H.O. took one and half hour in registering the case, and he even refused to send messages over wirless about the car to alert the police.Randhir said that more shocking was the behaviour of the phone attendent at the residence of Kurushetra S.P. Sultan Singh. Initially, an atendent refused to allow them to meet the S.P. and lied that he was in the field. Randhir said that then he gave them a wrong number of the S.P. and kept laughing. On this, Kamlesh, member of Municipal Committee, Kurushetra, who is also the aunt of Sweety, had heated arguments with the telephone attendent who then gave the mobile number of the S.P. Randhir lamented that the S.P. asked them to come in the morning. The incident has led to resentment all over the state and the common men cutting across caste lines took out candle light processions even in Rohtak - home town of Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Bar associaton, Kurushetra, questioned the role of the S.P. After ten days the government sent the S.P. on leave. The S.P Sultan Singh who is a relative of Phool ChandMulana, and president of state congress committee, refused to hand over the charge, which he gave after much persuation by senior officers.