The last month's reports about the alleged rape of at least 10 women by some protesters of the Jat community near Murthal village in Haryana's Sonepat district were not correct, the Haryana government reportedly told the Centre in its report. It, however, said some women were "harassed."
No eyewitness reported the alleged rapes or victim lodged complaints, Press Trust of India cited the Haryana government's report to the Union Home Ministry.
Earlier some reports had emerged of women's undergarments found strewn in the fields near the national highway where some women were allegedly sexually harassed.
PTI quoted its sources saying that a cloth shop near the site of the alleged incident was looted.
A report in the Tribune had said that at least 10 women were molested and raped by as many as 30 agitators on the morning of Feb. 21 near Murthal. The Punjab and Harayana High Court took suo motu cognisance of the report and had said it would refer the matter to the acting chief justice for further action.
The Jat community started an agitation last month demanding reservation under Other Backward Classes (OBC) in government jobs and educational institutions. At least 30 people were killed after the quota stir turned violent.