The victim, who was allegedly stalked by Haryana BJP state president Subhash Barala’s son Vikas, thanked Chandigarh Police for rescuing her on time.
“I was coming back to my home when they started stalking me. They tried to threaten me by trying to stop my car. Suddenly, they came in front of my car and blocked the way. I reversed my car immediately and called the police. Police heard the whole matter and assured me of providing the help. Soon the police came and arrested the accused. I am very thankful to Chandigarh Police who came to my rescue on time,” the victim, who is the daughter of an IAS officer.
“I’m lucky, it seems, to not be the daughter of a common man, because what chance would they have against such VIPs? I’m also lucky, because I’m not lying raped and murdered in a ditch somewhere,” the woman wrote in a Facebook post, pointing that the two men she accused of perturbing her “are from influential families with political connections”.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said it was not right to punish the BJP leader for his son’s crime.
“I came to know about this incident. Chandigarh Police has filed the complaint and I believe they will take appropriate action. This matter is not related with Subhash Barala but with an individual. So action would be taken against his son,” Khattar told.
Vikas was arrested on Saturday on charges of stalking the daughter of an IAS officer.
A case was registered against Vikas and other youth under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
“This is an unfortunate incident. Now, the law and order should take its own course. The government and the police must act,” Congress leader Ashok Tanwar said.