Chaos in Rajasthan assembly after BJP MLA raises issue of Dalit atrocity
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Chaos in Rajasthan assembly after BJP MLA raises issue of Dalit atrocity

The MLA accused police of not taking action in a case of sexual harassment of a minor Dalit girl.

jaipur Updated: Feb 08, 2018 21:52 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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Visitors in a queue at the assembly on Thursday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

BJP MLA from Newai Heeralal Raigar on Thursday accused police officials in Tonk of not taking action in a case of sexual harassment of a minor Dalit girl in his constituency.

During the Zero Hour, the Newai legislator alleged that neither the station house officer (SHO) nor the superintendent of police (SP) of Tonk had listened or sympathised with the 17-year-old.

The girl was allegedly molested by her school principal a few days back and when her family members approached the SP, the officer said that she had no time for them, the MLA alleged.

Opposition Congress joined Raigar and said that the government has failed in stopping atrocities against Dalits. Raigar said the police did not take any action after filing an FIR.

The Newai MLA informed the house that the incident took place on January 31 and the FIR was lodged on February 3.

Congress MLA Manoj Nyangali demanded a probe while another Congress MLA Govind Singh Dotasara said that Dalit atrocities are increasing in the state and the law and order situation has deteriorated. This created an uproar for sometime in the house.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 21:52 IST