The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday issued a notice of motion to the Chandigarh Police on a petition seeking CBI probe into the incident of kidnapping, rape and murder of a four-year-old girl of Colony No. 4, Chandigarh, on April 10.
The petition filed by Chandigarh councillor Satinder Singh (from ward no. 18) and father of the victim came up for hearing before the court headed by Justice Paramjeet Singh that issued the notice of motion for December 3.
The court was informed that the minor, who went missing on April 10, was found dead in the morning of April 11. It was informed that after the child was kidnapped and raped. Following this, the local colony residents had protested, and three FIRs were registered at the Industrial Area police station on April 11 and May 6. The court was informed that only a boy had been arrested till date “whereas the actual culprits have not been arrested”.
It was submitted that after the girl went missing from the colony, the colony residents requested the police to make a search in the forest area adjoining the colony because similar incidents had happened in the past in the said area. However, despite this, the police allegedly did not take any action and the concerned officials at the Industrial Area police station even refused to meet the residents.
The court was informed that when the colony residents protested against the police inaction and the conduct of the local SHO, the police used “unwanted and inhuman force against the protesters and crossed all limits of brutality and illegality”.
It was also submitted that timely action could have prevented the tragedy.