Dalit Minor's Rape, Murder: 'Government Questioning Girl's Character to Dilute Case'

PCC President Sachin Pilot accused the Rajasthan govt of questioning the character of dalit girl, who was found dead.

Published: 16th April 2016 04:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2016 04:55 PM   |  A+A-


Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. |File Photo: PTI


JAIPUR: PCC President Sachin Pilot today accused the Rajasthan government of questioning the character of a dalit girl, who was allegedly raped and found dead under mysterious circumstances, to shield the accused.

"It is surprising that the chief minister is saying that if the family of the girl demands, the government would consider referring the case to CBI as it is demanding the same since beginning," Pilot said.

The Congress leader said her family members have already forwarded letters to the President, Governor and Chief Minister seeking a CBI inquiry and the government has earlier rejected the demand.

Pilot alleged that the government is questioning the girl's character to dilute the case and shield the accused.

He said due to the "irresponsible behaviour of the state government, criminals are moving scot free and carrying out their activities." 

The 17-year-old girl, who was pursuing a teacher training course, was found dead in a water tank on March 30 in the college premises in Bikaner.

On the intervening night of March 28-29, she was found in the room of the college's physical trainer Vijendra Singh by the hostel warden.

Singh was arrested after the girl was found dead. The hostel warden and principal were also arrested for not informing the police when she was found in the instructor's room.

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