DCW Chief summons top cop over minor's sexual assault

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DCW Chief summons top cop over minor's sexual assault

Thursday, 06 August 2020 | IANS | New Delhi

DCW Chief summons top cop over minor's sexual assault

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and met the 12-year-old girl, who was sexually assaulted earlier this week and her family. Maliwal assured the family that "the Commission would provide all possible help" to them.

Maliwal has also issued summons to the DCP in-charge questioning why no arrest has been made in this case so far. Speaking to reporters after her visit, Maliwal said, "The victim was brutally assaulted to the extent that every body part suffered injuries. Despite such a brutal crime, no arrest has been made."

"I am issuing summons to the DCP in-charge to find out why an arrest has not been made so far and what kind of investigation are they conducting," she said.

Maliwal further assured all possible assistance to the victim and her family.

The minor was sexually assaulted and brutally attacked in Outer Delhi's Paschim Vihar West area on Tuesday evening. The girl has also sustained brutal wounds and is battling for life at AIIMS. The Delhi police have formed several teams to arrest the accused.

According to police the incident took place at her house on Tuesday evening when she was alone. She was found critically injured and bleeding profusely. The victim was first taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in a blood-soaked condition where doctors referred her to AIIMS after first aid.

Police said that she was found bleeding at home and there were injury marks inflicted by a sharp weapon on the back of her head and body. A case has been registered against unknown accused under several sections including attempt to murder and the POCSO Act and an investigation is underway.

The Delhi Police has formed several teams to identify and arrest the accused. The CCTV of the area where the assault took place is being examined to get some clues.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Delhi Commission for Women while taking suo motu cognizance of the crime issued a notice to the Delhi Police.

Through the said notice addressed to the Station House Officer of Paschim Vihar, the Commission sought a copy of the FIR registered in the matter and a detailed action taken report in the case.

"Please provide information whether any accused(s) have been arrested in the matter? If yes, please provide the details of the same. If not, please provide reasons for the same and the steps taken by the police to identify and arrest the accused," the notice said.

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