Government Steps In To Help 13-Year-Old Rape Victim

by Medindia Content Team on  January 21, 2008 at 12:27 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Government Steps In To Help 13-Year-Old Rape Victim
The District Administration of Hassan , Karnataka has moved in to resolve the plight of a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a police constable.

The girl is expected to be admitted at the Bala Vikasa Mandir in Hassan. She will stay there till she attained the age of 21.

Deputy Commissioner K.H. Ashwathanarayana Gowda told media persons that the girl would be under the care of the child development officer.

The girl was sexually abused on January 3 . She was waiting for a bus at the Arsikere bus stand. After being admitted to the government hospital at Arsikere, she was sent home.

Meanwhile the constable has been arrested, and duly suspended from duty.

Gowda gave that he had discussed the issue with taluk officers at Arsikere on Saturday and it was decided to help the girl out.

The entire expenditure is expected to be shouldered by the government. The girl will be provided education and she will be under the care of the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), say officials. At the meeting, the guardians of the victim; Additional Superintendent Umesh Pangam; Deputy Superintendent of Police Prabhakar; tahsildar Mruthunjaya; and CDPO Kiran were present.

The accused constable Shashidhar was produced in court on January 19 and his remand was further extended till February 2.

Source: Medindia

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