Indore: Eventually, Inspector Manju adav on Tuesday appeared before a local court and recorded her statement in a rape case after the court issued a bailable warrant against her. She is a prime witness in the case pertaining to rape of a minor girl by goonturned- contractor Sunil Karosiya. The victim girl seeking justice from the court but had to wait as key witness including adav and others do not turn up at the court to record their statements despite repeated reminders. The defaulters include parents of the victim girl also.
On Monday, the court issued bailable warrant against adav and the victim’s parents.Following the warrant, the lady cop, who was shifted from Aerodrome police station to Central Kotwali two days back, appeared before the court and recorded her statement.
It is to be noted that the rape incident took place under Aerodrome police area.At the time of the incident, she was posted at the police station and was investigation officer and witness in the case.Parents of the victim, who works as domestic help at the house of accused Sunil Karosiya, are also not cooperating with the court.
Mother of the victim had even filed a petition before the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking custody of her daughter ( who is currently with Children Home) and had alleged in the petition that the police were forcing her daughter to give statement against Karosiya.
She had also mentioned in the petition that her daughter was not sexually assaulted giving a clean chit to the accused.Earlier, the HC had rejected the custody petition of parents and now the lower court has issued warrant against them and directed to appear in the court.
Public Prosecutor Ravindra Desai said in this case 10- year- old girl was locked in a flat in Ramkamal Residency township in Aerodrome area of Indore and raped by Karosiya with the help of a female aide.
The matter came to light in July 2013 when a city police team assisted by Childline volunteers rescued the girl from the flat in the township located in Gomatgiri area.
A case was subsequently registered against the two accused, Sunil Karosiya ( 45) and his female aide Pinky alias Sarita ( 25) under Sections 370 ( buying or disposing of any person as a slave), 376D ( rape with a minor), 324 ( voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons and means), ( acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 23 ( wrongful gain) of IPC.