Pace of Probe into Dalit Rape Slow: SC Panel

National Commission for Scheduled Castes members interact with the kin of victims

Published: 27th June 2014 07:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2014 07:56 AM   |  A+A-

Ramasamy

KARUR: Members of National Commission for Scheduled Caste had expressed dissatisfaction in the investigation by police officials in the sexual assault and murder case of a Dalit teenage girl in Pichampatti near Mayanur here.

The police said, 13 special teams were formed to investigate and arrest the culprits. Each team will be headed by an officer in the rank of inspector of police. One of the teams will be in Tiruchy and another will be from Pudukottai. Mayanur police had secured 9 suspected persons of the same area and are interrogating.

P Ramasamy, Assistant Director of National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribes, had visited the place where the crime was committed in Pichampatti here on Thursday. He talked to the locals and consoled the parents of the victim, besides assuring to get the compensation for the affected family.

To a query from reporters on the process of police investigation, he said the investigation was not satisfactory. He asked the police officials to expedite the investigation to catch the culprits.

Till now, the case had been registered under the usual sections of rape, he said and added that however, if the culprits were from communities other than Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, then the cases would be registered under Prevention of  Atrocities against SC/ST Act, and action would be taken accordingly, he added.

Similarly, Ramasamy visited the Kulithalai police station to inquire about the rape attempt case of a Dalit school girl last week.

Meanwhile, in his presence, commission’s Inquiry Officer Iniyavan, inquired the police officials whether the case had been registered in the respective sections. Ramasamy asked the police officials to investigate again and bring the culprits before justice. He also, spoke to the parents of the victim and visited the crime spot.

During the visit Superintendent of Police Joshi Nirmal Kumar, District Adi Dravaidar Welfare Officer Balaji and Kulithai RDO Sithirairajan were present.

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