The Haryana Police on Monday claimed to have solved the Rohtak gangrape and murder case with the arrest of eight accused, including a Nepalese citizen.
Police sources said the arrests were made from Gaddi Khedi village in Rohtak district. The first breakthrough came on Sunday night following the detention of one person and the consequent revelations made by him.
A 28-year-old mentally challenged woman from Nepal was brutally murdered after being gangraped and her body dumped in a field in a village on Rohtak-Hisar highway recently.
The deceased had been residing with her sister for about three months and was undergoing treatment at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak.
The victim’s sister had lodged a complaint with the police on February 1 and the body was recovered three days later.
The state police had announced a cash reward of Rs.1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of accused, which was raised to Rs.5 lakh by Haryana DGP Y.P. Singhal, who visited the spot earlier in the day.