Rekha Sah (name changed), a Nepal citizen, who was allegedly gangraped by office bearers of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), is pregnant, according to the medical report.
The report, which was submitted to the district administration, has brought many high profile people under the scanner of police and Bihar Child Right Protection Commission (BCRPC).
Sah’s pregnancy test has been found to be positive, confirming her claims of being raped repeatedly, said a police officer. “A DNA test of accused persons will be conducted to arrive at truth. The medical report will aid the investigation into the case,” he said.
Sah was detained on April 29 by railway police and Dalit Mahila Jan Kalyan Sansthan, an NGO engaged in checking human trafficking along Indo-Nepal border. Four months after her detention, Sah accused NGO secretary Suman Paswan and other office-bearers of forcing her into prostitution.
In her complaint, Sah told police that she was not only raped by a deputy superintendent of police (DSP)-rank officer at Bettiah, but also gangraped at a Narkatiaganj hotel after being forced to consume alcohol. Following this, an FIR had been lodged against Paswan and a railway police clerk.
BCRPC chairperson Nisha Jha has already initiated inquiry into charges against some officials of the Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF), GRP and Railway Protection force (RPF). Actions have also been initiated against two journalists, who were allegedly involved in solemnizing Sah’s marriage, which was later declared “illegal” after the intervention of BCRPC. The girl was later handed over to a Nepal-based NGO engaged in checking cross border trafficking. Police have sealed the office of the NGO and sent Paswan to jail after the preliminary investigation.
Notably, the chairman of the controversial NGO, Saifullah, is still at large. Police suspect that he was hiding somewhere along the Indo-Nepal border.