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Dalit minor rape case: Magisterial probe ordered

india Updated: Apr 23, 2009 15:51 IST
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A magisterial probe has been ordered into the rape of a minor Dalit girl who gave birth to a child a few days ago, official sources said in Moga on Thursday.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohinder Singh Kainth on the orders of Deputy Commissioner Satwant Singh Johal on Wednesday visited Ramoonwala Kalan village, the victim's native place, the sources said.

The ADC met the victim and her family at their relatives house, where they have been staying along with the baby after the girl was discharged from the hospital.

The victim told Kainth that around nine-months back she was raped allegedly by some masked men when she was returning from the fields and that she cannot recognise any of them as their faces were covered.

The ADC will submit his report within a week to the District Magistrate after recording statements of the villagers and the accused.

Six youths -- Shivinder Singh, Hardeep Singh, Jasbir Singh, Gurmail Singh, Jagsir Singh, Kamaldeep Singh and Raman Kumar -- hailing from the same village are accused of raping the Dalit girl.

The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has taken serious note of the incident and asked the district administration to take stringent measures against the accused.