Sonia visits Jind; meets rape victim's family

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 09, 2012 07:53 hrs

Jind, Haryana, Oct 9 (IBNS): Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi visited Jind district in Haryana on Tuesday and met the family members of a Dalit girl, who committed suicide after being gangraped.

Gandhi condemned the incidents and said strict actions will be taken against ´accused´.

"I condemn these horrifying acts of rape," Gandhi told reporters.

Gandhi and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda met the family members of the victim.

As many as 11 rape incidents have occurred in the north Indian state in the past one month.

The Haryana government last week set up a three-member committee at district level to look into the increasing number of rape cases in the state.

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