DCW chief visits Burari rape victim, seeks answers from police

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal visited a 14-year-old Dalit girl who was brutally raped in east Delhi’s Burari and has issued notice to the police for not arresting the accused.

“Visited 14-year-old Dalit girl battling for life in Delhi. Raped many times, fed corrosives destroying her organs. Got her shifted to private hospital,” Maliwal tweeted, adding, “Doctors say chances of survival bleak.”

Maliwal visited the girl on Friday night.

The DCW issued notice to the SHO of Burari police station, Satbir Singh, seeking the reason for “not arresting the accused till date.”

“Issued notice to the SHO (Station House Officer) for not arresting the accused. Also recommended police protection for the victim and her family,” she said in a series of tweets.

The police has been given 72 hours to respond to the notice and provide details to DCW.

The DCW is also conducting an enquiry into the “role of police, government hospital and Nari Niketan in the case.”

“The victim’s family has alleged that she had changed her statements previously due to pressure from the accused, and also the accused tried to kidnap her younger brother. It is therefore strongly recommended that police protection should be provided on a priority basis to the victim and her family,” she said.



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