As the family of the Madhyamgram gang rape victim today left for Bihar to meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the state BJP here sent a letter to the National Human Rights Commission requesting its intervention in the case.
Accusing the state police and district administration of being hand in glove while trying to hush up the matter, the letter requests the NHRC to initiate a probe against the officers who failed to provide security to the victim – a factor which even the Bihar government’s report into the incident last week had cited as the reason behind the girl’s murder.
“As the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has become defunct following resignation of its chairman, Justice (retd) Asok Kumar Ganguly, we had to write to the NHRC,” state BJP secretary Ritesh Tewari said.
In its four-point demand put before the commission, the BJP has asked for probe against the officers responsible for the lack of security to the family, an investigation into the role of the hospital which kept the burnt victim under its care for seven days despite having inadequate infrastructure, a proper complaint against the police officers who “threatened” the victim’s family to leave the state, and a probe into the December 31 incident when the police forcefully tried to get the body cremated, Tewari informed.
The victim’s family members, meanwhile, left for Patna, saying they will meet CM Nitish “for justice”.