Delhi Police SIT to probe Manipuri girl's rape
A Special Investigating Team (SIT) led by Deputy Commissioner of Police B.S. Jaiswal has been formed to probe the rape of a teenaged Manipuri girl here, police sources said. The girl Sunday recorded her statement before a magistrate's court.
The 14-year-old girl was forcibly grabbed by her landlord's son, taken to a vacant room and brutally raped in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar area Friday night. The case triggered a massive protest outside the police station in the area.
Police later registered a case and arrested the accused.
Police sources said the SIT will conduct further investigation into the case. Officers who probed the Dec 16 gang rape and who were appreciated for their work will also be in the team.
They will collect evidence and prepare the charge sheet as soon as possible, the sources added.
An SIT led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwaha investigated the Dec 16 gang rape of the physiotherapy student by six attackers inside a moving bus. She died in a Singapore hospital after 13 days.
The SIT had filed the charge sheet within 17 days following the arrest of all six accused.
Meanwhile, police said the Manipuri girl's statement was recorded Sunday.
"She was taken before a magistrate's court by her father. Her statement was recorded under section 164 CrPC (recording of statement)," a police officer told IANS.
The girl Friday night went out to buy some household items when the accused forcibly grabbed her in front of a pharmacy, dragged her to a vacant room and raped her. The girl suffered injuries to her face in the attack. She underwent medical tests at Safdarjung Hospital.
(Posted on 09-02-2014)