'Rape victim' accuses police of keeping her in illegal confinement
In a shocking revelation, a 15-year-old minor girl has alleged that the police kept her in illegal confinement in the police station for two days to investigate about her whereabouts.punjab Updated: Jan 21, 2014 00:04 IST
In a shocking revelation, a 15-year-old minor girl has alleged that the police kept her in illegal confinement in the police station for two days to investigate about her whereabouts.
As per available information, the girl eloped from her house in a village near Shambu in Patiala district on the night of December 26.
The girl, who was accompanied by her father and a local human rights commission member ,alleged that the police have been trying to shield the accused who first kidnapped her on the pretext of visiting Fatehgarh Sahib on occasion of Shaheedi Jor mela and then raped her along with some others on December 27.
However, according to the medical reports of the girl, no rape has been committed. But the family of girl have alleged that certain doctors of the civil hospital have tampered with her medical reports at the behest of some police officials.
The girl was discharged from government Rajindera hospital on January 19 following complaint of depression after the incident.
Her father Satpal had lodged a missing complaint of her daughter at Shambhu police station following which the police registered a case of kidnapping against Kala, a resident of Jhajli village in Sangrur district. "The police recovered my daughter from Ambala railway station on December 28 morning but instead of handing over the girl to us, the police kept my daughter in police custody, where they beat her up brutally", her father alleged.
"The police handed over my daughter on December 29 evening. There was severe swelling on her several body parts", he alleged.
"My daughter told family members that she was kidnapped by four persons, residents of a nearby village. They gangraped her before leaving her at the Ambala railway station", he alleged.
The minor girl also claimed that she can identify one male and female constable who allegedly thrashed her with wooden baton while questioning her.
"Instead of arresting the actual accused, the police have shown arrest of some other person", she alleged.
One other hand, the police authorities have claimed that the family has been concocting the story and falsely blaming the police personnel of Shambu police station.
"We have conducted a detailed inquiry into the matter. The girl was kept in the police station only on December 28 as his father refused to take her along and threatened to kill her. Fearing any tragedy with the girl, she was kept under observation of lady police constables", said Paramjit Singh Pannu, Rajpura Superintendent of police.
"The police have arrested the actual accused in the case of kidnapping, while the family has been falsely accusing and alleging involvement of other persons in the case for no reasons", Pannu added.
First Published: Jan 20, 2014 22:02 IST