A day after a detailed report by HT about the insensitivity displayed by Borivli police that may have contributed to the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl from Charkop, a DCP-level inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
On Wednesday, joint commissioner of police (law and order) Rajnish Seth directed the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Zone 11 Mahesh Patil to conduct an inquiry and submit a report by Thursday.
The 14-year-old was allegedly abducted and raped over a period of 34 days by the two accused before she was rescued on Monday. Two days before she was kidnapped, the girl had lodged a complaint with the Borivli police alleging molestation by the duo. Instead of taking strict action, the Borivli police booked the duo under lighter, non-cognisable sections and let them off with a warning.
“This is serious matter which needs to be looked into immediately. I have asked the DCP to conduct a detailed inquiry,” Seth told HT.
Appropriate action would be initiated against policemen found guilty, he added.