Jharkhand girl alleges rape by cops, politicians, builders; CM orders probe

The 14-year-old girl alleged that she was also forced into sex trade for a year.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2018 14:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
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The survivor and her patrons narrated her ordeal during a talk show.(AP File Photo)

A 14-year-old girl in Jharkhand has accused two police officers, political leaders and builders of raping and blackmailing her and forcing her into sex trade for a year.

This happened in Ranchi on Tuesday during Chief minister Raghubar Das’s Seedhi Baat programme, a grievance redressal session where the CM addresses public complaints every Tuesday.

The chief minister ordered an inquiry by the CID into the case on a complaint filed by Jharkhand Human Rights Commission chief Manoj Mishra. The CM has sought a report within a month.

The survivor and her patrons were present during the ‘Seedhi Baat’ and narrated her ordeal.

The survivor’s mother had filed a criminal writ petition in the high court demanding CBI probe on March 13 this year along with a list of 16 accused whom the girl had identified before the SSP during investigation, including the then MGM police station officer-in-charge Imdad Ansari and the then Patamda DSP Ajay Kerketta.

Mishra told the CM that the minor girl was gangraped and forced into prostitution and two police officers along with political leaders and builders were accused.

“Police is trying to shield the accused, particularly the police officials, and their investigation is inadequate and on the wrong direction, hence we have filed this petition with the CM for ordering CBI probe,” Mishra told the CM.

Jamshedpur senior superintendent of police Anoop Birthare, presenting police side of the case, told the CM that they have been investigating the case neutrally and arrested three named accused in the FIR Indrapal Saini, Shiv Mahato and Srikant Mahato and sent them to jail.

“We had transferred accused MGM officer in-charge and Patamda DSP to Chaibasa and Ranchi headquarters. We’ve recorded statements of 100 people but we don’t have enough evidence to send other accused, named by the victim later, to jail. We also sent the three accused for brain mapping and narco analysis to Gandhinagar (Gujarat) where brain mapping was done of all the three accused and narco analysis was done of one of the accused,” said Birthare.

The minor girl and her patrons told the CM that she identified the doctor who carried out her abortion, at a Sakchi based nursing home, and also provided video clip and audio clips of the same to the police but it has not mentioned in the charge sheet and case diary in lower court.

“We also submitted audio clips of MGM officer in-charge Imdad Ansari and Patamda DSP Ajay Kerketta offering Rs 23 lakh to shut our mouth and even city SP offered to marry her off with one of the accused,” the patron told the CM.

He also said one of the accused Aziz Mistry threatened and abused him in Mango Gramin Bank on Monday and all the influential accused are still roaming free, posing serious threat to him and his family, including the victim. Nanak had filed a complaint against Aziz with Jamshedpur city SP on Tuesday.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 10:54 IST