'How could minor rape victim be tied, beaten, paraded', panel seeks explanation
BHOPAL: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPRC) has sought explanation from Madhya Pradesh police regarding the assault with a rape victim in Alirajpur district.
The panel has asked how a victim was tied, beaten and paraded? It has also taken exception to the fact that minor's identity was revealed.
In this case, the victim was further tortured and made to suffer. Taking congisance of the manner in which she was paraded, the commission has said that action should be taken under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act as well as Juvenile Justice Act.
Besides, action taken report has been sought in this regard. A video went viral recently and it was clearly visible that local residents were chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. The girl and the rape accused' hands were tied and they were beaten publicly. Subsequently, police registered two cases in this regard.
Instead of informing police, the locals beat up the girl and the accused, before parading them the next day ie March 28, 2021 (Sunday). The police officials said that local residents involved in the incident are being identified. Some of them have already been arrested. [March 31, 2021 NewsBits.in]