A local court’s order to conduct medical examination upon a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly gangraped, came as a relief for her widowed mother who has been running from pillar to post to get justice for her daughter. The girl is currently lodged at Snehalaya, a home for the destitute in Maloya.
The girl’s mother, a resident of Mauli Jargran Complex in Manimajra, has accused the police of inaction claiming the cops had been sitting on her complaint ever since incident occurred and had yet to book the suspects. “The police didn’t bother to inform me when they found my daughter, nor did go through the due process of taking her to a hospital to get a medical examination conducted on her,” she said.
Taking cognisance of the complaint, a bench headed by judicial magistrate Sonali Singh directed the police to have a medical examination of the girl conducted immediately.
“The chances of getting justice are bleak as there has already been a month’s delay in the legal process, but I hope the truth will eventually come out,” the girl’s mother said. “The police have claimed my daughter had refused to return home as she wanted to marry one of the rape suspects, who is a juvenile. Why aren’t the police doing anything even after my daughter accused four people of raping her after holding her in captivity?” she asked.
The girl’s mother had lodged the complaint with the police on August 8, in which she accused a neighbor, Sonu, of abducting and raping her daughter. The police later found the girl and sent her to Snehalaya after getting her statement recorded before a magistrate.
Snehalaya wrote to police after girl alleged gangrape
During one of the counselling sessions at Snehalaya, the victim had alleged that the four suspects allegedly held her captive and repeatedly raped her for two days. “We have written to the police regarding the revelations made by the girl and requested for appropriate action,” Neil Robat, chairman and resident manager of child welfare committee of Snehalaya, Maloya, said.