Delhi Police is seeking legal opinion in a case where they were directed by a court to lodge an FIR against a woman cop for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl who had earlier accused her teacher of molesting her.
Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav passed the order after the 13-year-old child told the court that she was sexually assaulted by the woman investigating officer (IO) in the case and she had lodged a complaint with the police against the officer but no action was taken.
However, police said that they will seek legal opinion in the matter and decide future course of action.
"We have received a copy of the order and are taking legal opinion in the case. We are conducting an internal inquiry along with seeking a legal opinion," said a senior police officer.
When asked if the woman cop has been suspended, he said that following the inquiry, her fate will be decided.
The court directed the SHO of Mangolpuri in outer Delhi to get the FIR registered against the woman IO, a sub inspector, through a senior officer and file a status report in the matter on April 29.
"The allegations will be examined and if they are found to be true, necessary departmental action and an FIR will be lodged. How can we suspended her when the allegations haven't been proved? However, if they are found to be untrue, we will appeal in the higher court," he said.
The girl, in her complaint, alleged that the IO had threatened her father to get the victim medically re-examined or she would implicate her in a false case.
The child alleged that initially the woman official sexually assaulted her and later took her to a hospital where the doctors conducted her internal medical examination without her consent.
The police, which is already probing the aspect of sexual assault on the minor by her teacher, had earlier informed the court that it has also registered an FIR against the girl's father in view of the alleged confession letter which was given to the police by the school staff.
The school staff had earlier given to police the alleged confession letter of the girl's father that he had repeatedly sexually assaulted her.
The initial incident occurred in August last year when the girl, a Class V student of a government school in Aman Vihar area of North-West Delhi, asked a question to the teacher who told her to meet him alone later.
The girl said in her complaint that the teacher allegedly molested her and when her parents came to the school next day to complain about his conduct, he threatened them and took thumb impression of the child's father on a blank paper.
The teacher then allegedly wrote a confession letter in the name of the girl's father that said he had repeatedly sexually assaulted his daughter, and got the signatures of other colleagues, she had alleged.
Later, a case under the POCSO Act was registered by the police against the accused teacher.
The police has also lodged a case against other school teachers and the principal for not informing them about the alleged confession letter of the minor girl's father.
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