Friday, September 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Medical college dean asked to form team to examine Dalit girl

Medical college dean asked to form team to examine Dalit girl
PTI | 09:08 PM,Aug 30,2011

Madurai,Aug 30 (PTI):Madras High Court bench today directed Tiruchi
Government Medical College Dean to form a team to examine a Dalit
Engineering College student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by an
Inspector of Police. Admitting a Public Interest Litigation by
advocate R A Alex, who is fighting for Dalit rights, Justices P
Jyothimani and M M Sundresh also ordered that the report be submitted
to the court in a sealed cover on or before September 12. The
Petitioner submitted that the girl was kidnapped by the Inspector
while waiting to board a bus at Tiruchi with her male friend on June
24 2011. He had ordered the boy to leave, saying he had to ask her
certain questions and was taking her to Pudukottai, where he
reportedly sexually assaulted her.The boy informed police,following
which a team accompanied him to that town and brought her back to
Tiruchirapalli. The petitioner alleged the girl was forced by women
police to give a complaint stating she was kidnapped by a gang and not
by the inspector, but was forced to file a complaint against the
official after the matter became public. The Inspector was arrested
and remanded On July 4 2011. His bail pleas have been dismissed. The
petitioner demanded a CBI investigation, alleging that police had
committed serious omissions and commissions in investigation. He also
demanded adequate compensation for the girl and her male friend for
violations against them.

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