Burari Dalit rape case: DCW issues notice to SHO, seeks explanation for delay in arrest of accused

New Delhi : The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today issued a notice to police for not arresting the accused, who allegedly raped and later fed corrosive substances to a 14-year-old Dalit girl in East Delhi's Burari. DCW chief Swati Maliwal also visited the survivor and met her family, which alleged that the main accused Shivshankar, along with his maternal aunt and uncle, kidnapped their daughter a day before the court hearing. As per the DCW notice, the accused kept the girl in confinement and raped her several times and at the end of the ordeal, fed her corrosive substance mixed in a soft drink, which destroyed her internal organs. The DCW issued notice to Burari police station SHO Satbir Singh, seeking the reason for "not arresting the accused till date."

"Issued notice to the SHO (Station House Officer) for not arresting the accused. Also recommended police protection for the victim and her family," she said in a series of tweets. "The police has been given 72 hours to respond to the notice and provide details to DCW,'' she added. In another tweet, she said "The DCW is also conducting an enquiry into the "role of police, government hospital and Nari Niketan in the case. "The victim's family has alleged that she had changed her statements previously due to pressure from the accused, and also the accused tried to kidnap her younger brother. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that police protection should be provided on a priority basis to the victim and her family," she said. Ms Malilwal said according to doctors, the chances of the girl's survival are less.

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