New Delhi: Swati Maliwal, chief of Delhi Commission for Women, has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 10, demanding action in the rape case of a 13-year-old girl.
Maliwal has demanded compensation for the family, and urged the CM to ensure that an FIR is registered and the accused arrested immediately.
The girl was allegedly gang raped in a dharamshala near Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, where she was staying with her family after visiting a temple.
Maliwal also visited the survivor and her family in the hospital and assured them of her support. She said, “I appeal to UP Chief Minister to take a compassionate view in the matter and ensure registration of FIR along with proper support to the girl.”
This comes after the mother of the survivor complained to the commission. Her complaint said that despite repeated requests, the UP police was reluctant to register an FIR under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) in the matter.
She said the incident happened on June 30, when the family was returning from a temple visit near Moradabad. The family decided to stay in a lodge close to the temple when an unknown person approached them, offering cold drinks.
According to the mother’s complaint, the family members fell unconscious after taking the drink. When the family regained consciousness on July 1, they were in a hospital in Moradabad.
The complaint goes on to state that the girl had severe abdominal pain after the family returned to their hometown in UP. She was then brought to Delhi and admitted to a hospital here, where it was revealed that she had been gang-raped and her private parts severely damaged. The survivor has undergone a surgery in the hospital and is still in critical condition.
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