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Dalit's Rape: Notice to DGP

The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has sought replies from the State Home Secretary, Adi Dravidar Secretary and Director General of Police

Published: 07th March 2014 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2014 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has sought replies from the State Home Secretary, Adi Dravidar Secretary and Director General of Police on a petition seeking to depute a woman Deputy Superintendent of Police to investigate the alleged gang-rape of a minor Dalit girl in Tirunelveli. The 17-year-old nursing student’s mother, in a petition alleged that her daughter was abducted by five persons - Singapandi, Saravanan, Madhavan, Jagadeesan and Arthiraja on January 5 this year.

The first three accused raped her and the Kalakadu police registered a FIR against them and other two accused. All of them were arrested for committing offences under Section 376(2)(g) of IPC and Section 3 and 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 and Section 3(2)(v) of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

Contending that the police failed to book cases against the accused under Section 294(b), 323, 341, 554 and 506(i) of IPC and Section 3(1)(xii) of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the petitioner made a representation to the Chief Minister’s cell seeking to appoint a woman DSP to conduct an inquiry.

Also being a Dalit, the victim should have been given relief amount. Since there was no response to her representation, she moved the court.

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