Minor’s rape: MP, Himachal police fail to act against accused
The 11-year-old girl, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, who was allegedly abducted, kept confined and raped in Madhya Pradesh recently, has reached her home town, but neither MP police, nor Himachal police have taken action against the accused.Updated: Oct 20, 2015 22:52 IST
The 11-year-old girl, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, who was allegedly abducted, kept confined and raped in Madhya Pradesh recently, has reached her home town, but neither MP police, nor Himachal police have taken action against the accused.
The girl was handed over to her parents recently, after they had approached a local politician in Himachal Pradesh, who had in turn written to authorities in MP for action.
And though, the accused--Makhan Singh, 25, was tracked and the girl was recovered, the police here took no action against him.
Police here say that they had conducted raids and managed to catch Singh, who had kept the girl along; however, he was not arrested. In fact, the police officials didn’t register any case against him, at all, despite the victim being a minor.
The victim’s mother said that her daughter was abducted and raped, but the police here said that Himachal Pradesh police should take action in this case, even though the crime took place in MP.
Kamlesh Kumar, who is in-charge of Rehan police outpost in Kangra (HP), said that the girl’s parents had come to the police and had informed about the incident.
“The crime was committed in Madhya Pradesh, and the MP police should have registered a case in this regard”, he said.
However, the police officials in MP, pass the buck on Himachal police.
“We did not register any case in this regard but we did take action and rescued the girl”, said SS Mukati, police official, who heads Sanchi police station in Raisen district.
“If Himachal Pradesh police seek our assistance, we will arrest the accused and hand him over to them”, Mukati further said.
However, he didn’t reply as to why even abduction case was not registered despite the girl being a minor and being in captivity.
(Inputs from Sayeed Nadan, Raisen)
First Published: Oct 20, 2015 22:52 IST