State government to put culprits of rape cases behind bars: Dhumal



Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today assured the members of state assembly that government would not hesitate to take action against the culprits responsible for two different rape cases that occurred in the state recently.

The matter was raised by Kaul Singh Thakur (Darang-Cong) under ‘special point of order’ soon after the question hour in state assembly today who highlighted that 13yrs. old student was raped by her teacher in Shadhwani Government School under police station Chaki in Mandi district. He said that a Delhi bound tourist was also raped in hotel of capital and a case has been registered against a receptionist. In February this year, the same hotel was in news when an IIT student from Delhi was  murdered by her male companion.

It is worthwhile to mention here that a tourist from Mubaraqpur area of Delhi has charged the receptionist of Rasik hotel for raping her on December 6, 2010. The victim had lodged a complaint regarding this after reaching back Delhi on December 7, 2010, which was transferred to Shimla. The Police have booked the accused under section 376 of Indian Penal Code and has arrested him.

Replying over issue Prem Kumar Dhumal said, “We are interrogating the accused and government would not spare them and the law would take its own course. He said that government would also ensure that exemplary punishment should be given to such culprits.”

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