Victim’s kin meets Rights commission

The victim’s family Monday met Human Rights Commission and apprised him of the problems they were facing

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 3, 2013 2:25 am

Dissatisfied with the tardy pace of the Kamduni rape-murder trial,the victim’s family Monday met Human Rights Commission and apprised him of the problems they were facing in attending court hearings

Commission chairman Ashok Kumar Ganguly said: “They told me about the difficulty they face in coming all the way from the village to the court in the city. They also said they were going through extreme financial difficulties as the victim,a breadearner for the family,is dead and her father,a labourer,is ailing and out of work. So the changes have not worked out to their benefit.”

Not sure “if justice will be served at all,” the mother of the 22-year-old rape victim,while saying she has lost hope in the judiciary,said,“The public prosecutor should be changed.”

The victim’s brother,too,said they were being called to the court regularly but no mentionable progress has taken place in the case so far. “We want to meet the Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee) and tell her about our everyday problems,” he said,adding that he might accept the job offer and the financial aid but that the guilty have to be punished first.

Making his position clear,the chairman said since “the matter is sub-judice,I don’t know how I can be of any help”. He added he “will definitely try to find a way out”.

Leader of Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra,in a press note,said the family seems unable to trust the judiciary and assured all help. “The government,its police,its lawyers,all are trying to shield the accused. How can the family expect justice? The CM visited the place 10 days after the incident and gave assurance that the state would press for a death penalty. But she herself is trying to protect the accused. If the victim’s family agrees,we are ready to give all the legal help that it needs,” he said.

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