Alleged rape of dalit girl figures in Uttarakhand House
STAFF WRITER 19:27 HRS IST
Dehra Dun, Mar 22 (PTI) The alleged rape of a 9-year-old Dalit girl in
Haridwar figured in the Uttarakhand Assembly today with the Bahujan
Samaj Party staging a sit-in in the well accusing the state government
of trying to shield the accused.
As the House re-assembled after lunch, BSP members, led by its leader
Mohammed Shehzad, raised the issue and demanded a compensation of Rs
five lakh for the family of the girl who was allegedy raped on March
Shehzad alleged the government was trying to shield the accused who,
he said, was an influential person.
Chanting slogans, the BSP members trooped into the well and staged a
sit-in as Speaker Harbans Kapoor asked them to resume their seats.
Amid the din, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant said an
inquiry had been ordered into the alleged rape.
He said a compensation of Rs 2.
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