Distressed Tribal Girl Denied Help After Allegedly Being Raped

Birmitrapur police in Sundargarh district have come under scanner for being ‘insensitive’ after they allegedly denied help to a tribal girl, who is suspected to have been raped. She was rescued from Jharkhand by a woman.

Published: 29th April 2016 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2016 07:17 AM   |  A+A-

 ROURKELA:  Birmitrapur police in Sundargarh district have come under scanner for being ‘insensitive’ after they allegedly denied help to a tribal girl, who is suspected to have been raped. She was rescued from Jharkhand by a woman.

The girl of Lase area under Birmitrapur police limits had left with a youth. On Tuesday, she was found in a distressed condition in Theteitangar area of Simdega district in Jharkhand. A woman took the girl with her and on the next day, she was handed over to Theteitangar police.  The OIC of Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (ATC) of Simdega, Raje Kumari Jojo, took her to Birmitrapur police station, about 45 km from Simdega, but Birmitrapur police refused to take the girl’s responsibility. She was taken to Baunsjor police outpost from where, her parents took the girl.

Sundargarh SP R Prakash said as per the statement of her father, she is 18 years old and Birmitrapur Police were instructed to record her statement. 

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