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‘Rape’ of 2-year-old: Cops yet to register case

The police are yet to register a case in the alleged rape of a two-year-old girl in Mauli Jagran more than 24 hours since her parents’ complaint. The police have not initiated Medico-Legal Report (MLR) proceedings in the case either.

Written by Varun Chadha | Chandigarh |
March 20, 2009 11:52:23 pm

The police are yet to register a case in the alleged rape of a two-year-old girl in Mauli Jagran more than 24 hours since her parents’ complaint. The police have not initiated Medico-Legal Report (MLR) proceedings in the case either.

The girl was allegedly raped on Tuesday evening by her neighbour.

The girl’s father,a daily wager,told Newsline the incident occurred while they gone for a check-up at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital at Sector 16. “Our elder daughter was unwell and we had taken her to the hospital for treatment. One of my relatives rushed my younger daughter to the hospital in a serious condition. She was bleeding profusely. The doctors immediately administered first-aid and started her treatment,” he added.

He alleged that his neighbour,a 19-year-old boy,had come to stay at his tenant’s residence on the first floor of their house the same evening. “My daughter was playing outside when the boy lured her inside the house and raped her,after which he fled. One of our relatives found the girl crying and bleeding profusely and immediately took her to the hospital,” he said.

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The girl’s condition deteriorated on Wednesday evening and she was referred to PGI. The doctors on duty at the Paediatrics Emergency Ward examined the girl and confirmed rape. They then informed the police stationed at the post in PGI and started her treatment.

Inspector Malkeet Singh,in-charge of the police post at Mauli Jagran,meanwhile,passed the buck to the authorities at the government hospital for not initiating MLR proceeding immediately. He also said the girl’s parents had refused police intervention at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital on Tuesday evening,when the victim was brought in.

“We got to know of the incident when the victim’s father returned home and started accusing his neighbour of rape,which is when we started proceedings in the case. The Government Multi-Speciality Hospital authorities should be held liable for the delay,” he added.

The girl’s father,however,said they had intimated the police on Wednesday evening about the incident and the suspect,but no case has been registered yet.

The Senior Superintendent of Police said he has directed the police officers concerned to take immediate action and register a case as soon as possible. “I will look into the delay. The prime aim is to arrest the accused immediately. We hope to nab him soon,” he added.

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