Sikar rape: Top cop takes stock of probe, meets girl’s parents
Inspector general of police (Jaipur range) DC Jain on Sunday visited the family of the five-year-old gang rape victim from Sikar who is undergoing treatment in the captial’s JK Lon Hospital, while traders in Pilani town observed a bandh to protest the shocking incidentjaipur Updated: Sep 14, 2015 17:49 IST
Inspector general of police (Jaipur range) DC Jain on Sunday visited the family of the five-year-old gang rape victim from Sikar who is undergoing treatment in the captial’s JK Lon Hospital, while traders in Pilani town observed a bandh to protest the shocking incident.
Jain enquired from the girl’s family about the crime and her condition.
He later visited Sikar and asked police officials about the progress in the case.
Police have failed to nab any accused so far.
Jain said two suspects named by the victim’s family were in police detention for questioning and some more persons were being questioned on suspicion.
He, however, said investigations so far had not suggested the involvement of the two suspects in the case.
Jain said the district police had been asked to investigate and arrest the accused at the earliest. The girl was abducted and raped on Thursday night when she was sleeping with her family on a pavement in Sikar.
She was found lying unconscious in a garbage dump near Sikar railway station on Friday morning.
She was rushed to the JK Lon Hospital where doctors performed a complicated surgery.
The victim is still under observation, said the hospital’s medical superintendent Dr Ashok Gupta.
Protesting the incident, the traders in Pilani town of Jhunjhunu district shut down the market on Sunday, and a similar closure is likely to be observed in Sikar on Monday.
Though Pilani is in another district and quite far from Sikar town, the people closed the market to condemn the incident and seek justice and financial help for the victim’s family, said Shankar Dahiya, who led the protest.
However, there is confusion about market closure in Sikar. Some traders’ unions have announced closure of the market on Monday while some are opposing it and want to hold a protest rally only.
“We condemn the incident and are fully with the victim’s family. We will meet on Monday morning and decide course of protest. So far, we are not with any organisation which has called the bandh,” said Chandrabhan Agarwal, president of the Sikar district vyapar mahasangh.
People protested against the incident at Jat Bazaar in Sikar town on Sunday evening and burnt tyres.
The police said situation was under control.
First Published: Sep 14, 2015 15:45 IST