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WB gangrape case: Father of girl meets Prez, demands CBI probe

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New Delhi: The father of the 16-year old girl, who was allegedly gangraped twice and murdered in West Bengal, today met President Pranab Mukherjee and sought a CBI probe into the incident and action against police officials for their alleged negligence.

The father, who was accompanied by CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat and Shyamal Chakraborty, submitted a memorandum to the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, seeking his immediate intervention in taking action against the culprits, as well as certain police, hospital and the local administration officials.

In the memorandum, he narrated the sequence of events since the day his teenaged daughter was first raped and thrown in a field, raped again after she lodged a complaint with the police and then burnt to death.


Citing negligence on the part of the police and the hospital authorities, he also explained how the policemen “hijacked” the girl’s body and tried to cremate her and that no forensic tests were carried out.

The President is understood to have given a patient hearing to the father and assured him that his complaint would be forwarded to the Union Home Ministry, CPI(M) sources said.

“Following my daughter’s death on December 31 in 2013, I had sent a letter requesting for a forensic test, but no forensic test has been done even after 12 days since she was set afire,” the letter said.

Earlier in the day, the father also met NCW chairperson Mamata Sharma and submitted a memorandum demanding stiff action against the perpetrators.

The NCW also wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and made a strong pitch for suspension of erring police personnel and order an inquiry against those who had allegedly ill-treated the family of a 16-year-old girl who was gangraped and murdered.

“We have written to the West Bengal Chief Minister demanding that the police officials who ill-treated the girl’s family be suspended and an inquiry be initiated against them,” NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma said after meeting family members of the girl.

“We have also asked Mamata Banerjee to provide police protection to the victim’s family and compensation,” she said, adding a delegation of NCW would soon visit West Bengal along with representatives of some women organisations to take cognisance of the situation there.

The family also demanded an impartial enquiry against some health officers in R G Kar Medical College Hospital on charges of negligence.