A motherless girl, who is now 17, filed a petition in Madras High Court claiming that she has been sexually abused since her childhood by her grand-father and brother, and later by various police officials who are now not allowing proper investigation into the case, according to The Times of India.
The petition says that two police personnel, an inspector working with the IG (South Zone) and a sub-inspector now working in Sivaganga took the girl to a hotel in Madurai to be abused by senior officers.
The petition said, “Police officials operated like criminals and indulged in human trafficking. The girl was forced to live an agonisingly pathetic life filled with gang-rape, drugs and liquor.”
The petition also said that even after the girl filed a police complaint in all-woman police station in Sivaganga on June, a proper investigation was not carried out and the girl’s character was maligned.
Ideally, the case should have been filed under Section 376 (rape), Section 370 (Exploitation of a trafficked person) and various sections of the POSCO Act but these were omitted by the police, says the petition.
However, the girl has recorded her statement before a judicial magistrate and a PIL has been filed by advocate and social activist T Vincent. The petition has asked for a CBI probe into the matter.
The court has called for a status report from the Sivaganga police inspector on November 3. The first bench consists of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana who have also asked the inspector of the police station in Sivaganga to be present in the court on November 3, along with a status report.