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Police order inquiry into gangrape of Dalit girl

An inquiry was ordered on Friday by District Superintendent of Police into the complaint of a Dalit girl, who was allegedly gangraped on June 17 near Jabalpur, that the police had not lodged an FIR against the culprits.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2009 22:01 IST

An inquiry was ordered on Friday by District Superintendent of Police into the complaint of a Dalit girl, who was allegedly gangraped on June 17 near Jabalpur, that the police had not lodged an FIR against the culprits.

District Superintendent of Police Anant Kumar Singh said Sub Divisional Officer of Police (Patan Area) Ashish
Khare has been entrusted with the task of investigating the complaint filed by a 17-year-old girl.

The victim and her family members on Thursday met the SP and petitioned him stating that the police had not registered an FIR and the musclemen involved in the alleged gangrape had even threatened them inside the police station.

In her complaint, the victim has stated that three persons -- Hanumanth Lodhi, Chhappar Lodhi and Vivek Thakur, sexually assaulted her at Barman village on June 17, police said.

While she was returning home after the tragic incident, a person named Baggu Kachi forcibly took her to another person Maher Singh's house where she was again gangraped for two days, police said.

In the meantime, her father had lodged a missing on June 17, they said.

In her complaint, she also said when she went to get an FIR filed, the rapists threatened her with dire consequences inside the police station following which the police forcibly made her sign on a statement.