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BHOPAL: The National Human Right Commission has served notice on the chief secretary and the director-general of police, calling for a report on the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl by nine men on separate occasions after being abducted twice in Umaria district.

The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of the alleged rape of the 13-year-old girl in Umaria and directed issuance of notice to the CS and the DGP, calling for a detailed report in the matter with the four weeks time.

The Commission has opined that this is a case of violation of human rights of the victim and it is apparent that the law enforcing agencies who are expected to provide a safe environment to the citizen, have failed in exercising their lawful duty.

The Commission has called for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks. The report must include details regarding arrest of the remaining accused persons, counseling given to the victim as well as relief and rehabilitation provided or proposed to be provided to the victim by the State authorities.

The 13 year old girl was abducted on January 4th from a market in Umaria city by a person known to her and later on she was taken to a secluded place and was raped by nine persons for two days.

The girl was again abducted by one of the accused on January 11 and was taken to a desolate place where five people, including three accused in the previous incident and two unidentified truck drivers allegedly raped her for two days.

It is also revealed that the victim was threatened with dire consequences due to which she did not report the matter to the police. The mother of the girl has lodged a police complaint on January 14, following which seven of the accused have been arrested and the search of the remaining two is under way.

The gruesome incident puts a question mark towards the law and order situation in the region. The perpetrators in this case, have committed the heinous crime twice, without having any fear of law violating human rights of the victim.

On the other hand the Umaria police have registered a case against 12 people and arrested 11 of them. The Dhaba where the girl was captivated, the district administration had razed the Dhaba.

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