The Hush Post: The wife of Rewari gangrape accused armyman, Pankaj, has left his home “never to return”. Pankaj is still on the run and has not been arrested yet. According to a news report, she said she cannot bear the stigma of being called a “rapist’s wife”,
Her parents live in Khurwahta. She wants the marriage annulled. “I have nothing to do with that man (Pankaj) and have nothing to say,” she said.
“I don’t know about his whereabouts. He told me nothing,” she added.
“I am a victim, too, just like the girl who was raped. My life has been ruined,” she said.
Pankaj, 26, had joined the Army two years ago. He along with two others is accused of raping a CBSE topper 19-year-old girl after abducting her while she was on her way back from a coaching centre.
Meanwhile, Pankaj’s sister has appealed to him to surrender. “Whatever the truth may be, he needs to come out and own it. The family is facing a nightmare,” she said, in the news report.
Father of the arrested person Nishu is physically challenged and has been boycotted by villagers.
“I always encouraged Nishu to keep company with Pankaj so that he could get a job in the defence forces,” he said.
“Everybody says he was a brat and a molester, but I never saw him as one,” he said, still in a state of shock.
A mahapanchayat of 51 villages will take up the gangrape issue soon,” said Mahendragarh’s Naya Gaon sarpanch Sarita Devi.