Mother of 3 accuses Rewari rape accused Nishu Phogat of another sexual assault

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The Hush Post: A Dalit woman from Rewari’s Nayagaon, a mother of three, has told the police that Nishu Phogat, the key accused in the Rewari gangrape case, had tried to rape her in September last year. She had approached the police and the panchayat but was told to keep mum.

It has already been reported that a dalit girl had been raped in school premises, about 10 days before the 19-yr-old student, who was a CBSE topper, was raped. The panchayat had closed the matter after facilitating a “compromise” with her uncle as her father had died.

“I was cutting grass when I felt somebody groping me. It was Nishu. He tried pinning me to the ground,” The Tribune quoted the woman. “As I screamed, some women rushed to my help. They were carrying sickles, which scared him off.”

The victim said she narrated the incident to her husband. They went to Nishu’s home but did not find him there.

“I went to the Nahar police station. They told me to sort out the matter through the  panchayat,” she said.

“We approached the panchayat. I was not allowed at the meeting. Later, I learnt they had paid my husband compensation,” the news report said.

Rewari SP Rahul Sharma said they would seek Nishu’s remand to question him in the matter. The panchayat’s role will also be questoned.

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