IAS officer of BJP leaders’s son-stalked survivor in Haryana , “proud” of his daughter despite being slut shamed

IAS officer of BJP leaders's son-stalked survivor in Haryana , "proud" of his daughter despite being slut shamed

NEW DELHI,August7: An IAS officer in Haryana has in a Facebook post on Monday told his daughter he’s “proud” of her for taking on “the worst form of chauvinism” in society, after they made public she was allegedly “harassed and stalked” by a Haryana BJP leader’s son in Chandigarh.

The Haryana IAS officer Virender Kundu also acknowledged in his post that the “difficulties” he might face on account of pursuing this case with the police “are nothing compared to” what his daughter Varnika+ may confront.

“You have chosen to take on the worst form of chauvinism manifested in our society. My difficulties on account of this decision are nothing compared to yours,” wrote Kundu.

He was referring to an incident that allegedly occurred Friday night. Kundu’s daughter Varnika alleged that a man and his friend chased, harassed and tried to waylay her car on the streets of Chandigarh. She was driving alone when the incident occurred.

The men allegedly stalking her were arrested+ by police on Friday night, One of them, Vikas Barala, is a son of Subhash Barala, the head of the BJP’s Haryana unit. The police charged Vikas and his friend with “stalking and wrongful restraint”. Officials said their medical report confirmed the duo were inebriated at the time of the arrest.

The opposition Congress alleged on Sunday that the BJP government in Haryana is “shielding” Vikas from punishment.

Haryana chief minister ML Khattar+ said also on Sunday that Vikas’s father Subhash had “nothing to do with the incident”.

In an earlier Facebook post, Kundu described what happened on Friday in detail.

He wrote: “As a father of two daughters, I feel compelled to take this matter to its logical conclusion. The goons must be punished, and the law must take its course. As would be expected, the goons are from influential families.”

He reiterated on Monday that the criminals must be punished.

“We will not let criminals or their stooges affect your value system, or the quality of the life you have chosen for your selves,” wrote Kundu.

Here is Kundu’s earlier Facebook post.

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