Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar termed the incidence of gang-rape of two siblings and gruesome murder of two elders in Mewat as ‘small issues’. He claimed this could happen in any part of the country.
The state premier was participating in a function organized to celebrate the 50 years of Haryana state formation. When press asked about the possibility of a probe by CBI in the gang-rape and murder case at Mewat, the CM said “These incidents are trivial; one should not divert his attention towards these happenings, and should be enjoying 50th year celebrations”.
When repeatedly asked about the gruesome incidents CM said, “These were trivial issues when compared to Swarna Jayanthi celebrations of the state, this may happen in any part of the nation”.
On 24th August two young cousins aged 20 and 14 were subjected to heinous crime of gang-rape by a group of men. While their aunt and uncle beaten to death after being tied to a tree.
The state also mired in controversy over the drive to check the possibility of beef used in cooking biryani during the Eid festival celebrated on 8th September.
In 2015, Haryana government had enacted the Haryana cow protection Act. Under the act the slaughtering of cow is a punishable offence, one may be jailed for a decade and fined Rs 100,000.