Maneka Gandhi responds to Badaun gang-rape, govt to set up ‘rape crisis cell’

"If the girls' family members want a CBI probe, I will recommend it," said Union Minister Maneka Gandhi.

By: Press Trust of India | Badaun | Updated: May 30, 2014 4:41 pm
Maneka Gandhi assumed charge of the Women and Child Development Ministry in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI) Maneka Gandhi assumed charge of the Women and Child Development Ministry in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

Blaming police laxity for the horrific gangrape of two Dalit sisters in the district, Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that a “rape crisis cell” will be setup for speedy action on such incidents.

Maneka also assured that if the family members of the two girls want, she would recommend a CBI probe into the incident.

“Police laxity is equally responsible for the incident due to which two girls lost their lives. Police is still not acting in the right direction. All policemen involved in the incident should be terminated,” she said.

“If the girls’ family members want a CBI probe, I will recommend it,” she added.

The Minister said that she would soon constitute a “rape crisis cell” to ensure speedy action in such matters.

The two girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in a village in Ushait area the next morning.

The postmortem report of the two girls confirmed that they were raped before murder.

UP authorities on Friday sacked two constables in connection with the crime. Of the seven wanted in the case, three have been arrested so far.

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    Victor Chandler
    May 30, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Good start. Sacking is not a punishment! Life imprisonment or Castration or Death should be the way to go!
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    Daya Mogale
    May 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm
    This is completely outrageous. How can these hideous and shameful things stillcontinue to happen? What’s been done by the government, by the society and bythe people? How can we let this happen? Is this the value of women, amother, a sister in India?...Shame...Shame...An immediate action must be taken against the perpetrators,, They must be hangedto death!..A law must be brought into practice immediately so no one shouldeven dare to think of committing this sort of hideous crime.Mr Modi has promised that his government will have Women’s safety as one of thetop priorities. India is waiting to see a tweet from Modi….May be he has notseen this news yet?? The w India is waiting to see what action Mr Modi andhis government would take, Local government is a joke so how would itunderstand the value of a mother and sister.
  3. G
    May 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    what does maneka mean 'if the girls' family wants, I can recommend CBI probe'?of course you should. why do you need permission?
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    Harry Potter
    May 31, 2014 at 11:24 am
    How about this white color criminals - following is an example of a white color equivalent of rape and murder --:www.newyorkemploymentat...
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    Jagdish Jain
    May 31, 2014 at 3:07 am
    Moneka hi, the Union women and child minister under Modi, is obviously very naive or ignorant of the plight of young girls/women in India. India is a rape country, as one RSS /BJP member had said that these incidents take place in India, but not In Bharat!
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    kris kumar
    May 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm
    Jungle Raj in UP. The people of UP are sffering under goonda raj of father, son and daughter in law. It is time there is a President rule in UP. The family raj is looting the people of UP and the sufferer do not know who to turn to. It is very shameful. The voters elected SP to serve them but it appears they are paying heavy price.
  7. D
    May 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm
    why can't Akhilesh be sacked ?
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    Raju Charles
    May 31, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    Ms:hi is committed to do Justice! Rape crisis Cell must have more Dalits and women to do Justice! Evil people brings grief and disgrace to Hindustan!God save India!
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