MHA Reviews Delhi Minor Rape Cases, Police to File Chargesheet Within 30 Days
Both cases will be heard in Delhi's fast track courts.
The Union Home Ministry in a statement on Thursday, 12 August, said that Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the Delhi Police and reviewed cases of alleged rape and murder of a minor Dalit girl in Delhi's Old Nangal area and the rape of another minor girl in East Delhi.
As per the ministry, the Delhi Police is committed to file a chargesheet within 30 days of the registration of the First Information Report (FIR) in the matters, so they can be expeditiously heard at Delhi's fast-track courts.
A nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped, murdered, and forcibly cremation in Delhi Cantonment’s Old Nangal area on 1 August.
"An FIR has been registered under IPC sections 304-A (causing death by negligence), 201 (destruction of evidence), 342 (wrongful restraint) and 34 (common intention), as well as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, SC/ST Act, and IPC sections 302 (punishment for murder), 376 (punishment for rape), and 506 at the Delhi Cantonment police station."Ingit Pratap Singh | DCP (Southwest)
Days later, on 11 August, another case of rape of a six-year-old Dalit girl in East Delhi came to light as the parents of the nine-year-old girl cremated the rest of her mortal remains.
A case of rape under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 376AB, Section 6 of the protection of children from sexual offences (POSCO) Act and sections 3(2) (v) of the SC/ST Act was registered at the Mayur Vihar police station, Hindustan Times reported.
Meanwhile, the six-year-old was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.
She was raped allegedly by her 34-year-old neighbour in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times and ANI)
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