Gurgaon protesters seeking justice for four-year-old rape victim detained
The protest was organised near Sadar bazaar on the fourth anniversary of the December 16 Delhi gangrapegurgaon Updated: Dec 16, 2016 23:24 IST
A group of activists staged a demonstration in the city to mark the fourth anniversary of December 16 Delhi gangrape that shook the conscience of an entire nation in 2012. The protest organised at Gaushala ground near Sadar bazaar sought justice for a four-and-a-half-year old local girl who was raped and killed last month on Sohna Road.
Later, the police detained a few of the protesters for disturbing public order and being part of an unlawful assembly. The protesters had planned to take out a march followed by a demonstration near office of the commissioner of police, but this was foiled by the police.
A four-and-a-half-year old girl, the daughter of a slum dweller family, was found raped and killed on Sohna road on November 30. The victim had gone missing three days before her body was discovered by the police on a vacant plot near Omaxe Mall on Sohna Road. A case of kidnapping and penetrative sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and murder under the IPC was lodged against the unknown accused at Sadar police station.
“An SIT is working on the case. We will nab the accused soon,” a police officer said.
“Twenty-two days on, the police are yet to make any substantial headway in the case. The police should arrest the accused at the earliest and ensure justice is delivered to the poor family,” social activist Nirmal Yadav said.
“This indicates the failure of the police in curtailing crime in the city,” said Rituraj, another activist.
“Some of the activists were detained by Civil Lines police. The formalities of lodging a case are underway,” the officer said.
First Published: Dec 16, 2016 23:24 IST