New Delhi: A 13-year-old gangrape survivor has been allegedly molested inside a police station in Uttam Nagar while reistering for an FIR. The SHO has been suspended pending inquiry but the incident has put the Delhi Police in a tight spot.
The minor girl was allegedly gangraped by four men on September 12 in Delhi and an FIR was registered too. But 18 days later the family has filed a new complaint and this time against the police station in-charge at Uttam Nagar alleging he molested the victim when they went to register the initial FIR.
The girl said the SHO misbehaved with her. "He asked my aunt to test me physically and then he misbehaved with me. When I shouted, he said this what happens at my station."
The mother also said that the SHO misbehaved with the girl in his room. "We asked for a doctor but nobody listened to us. The officer misbehaved with her in his room."
In the complain filed on October 3, the family alleged that the SHO asked everyone else to leave the room then forced the girl to strip from waist down and molested her in the name of examination.
The Delhi Police, however, denied that the girl was molested.
Ranvir Singh, DCP, West Delhi said, "SHO and two NGO officials were present at the time the FIR was registered."
One of the counsellors Magdleen Marin said the SHO did not take the girl to another room. "The allegations are being made now. Nothing of that sort happened in front of us.The SHO did not take the girl to another room."
But the accused SHO has nevertheless been suspended pending a vigilance probe. The police insist they acted fast on the initial complaint of rape too.
Ranvir Singh said, "A case of gangrape was registered. Two accused including a woman have been arrested that evening itself."
Even though the police acted fast, their image has taken a hit with the victim's new allegation against one of their own men.