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HC summons investigating officer over 'tardy' probe into rape, human trafficking of minor

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur 

Upset with the "tardy" probe into the and illegal of a minor girl trafficked from 10 years ago at the age of five, the Tuesday summoned the investigating of the case.

A Jodhpur bench of the high court ordered the investigating of the station in district to appear before it on October 25, the next date of hearing of the plea complaining of slow probe into the case.

Justice P S summoned the on a plea filed last week by one Jai Chand, a of Sandva village in the district, where the girl had allegedly been held captive since her trafficking.

Petitioner's told the court that the girl had been brought to Sandva village from Lakhimpur in over ten years ago at the age of five by a human trafficking agent and handed over to one of the village.

Rakesh had been raping and tormenting the girl with assistance of his wife, the told the court, adding that after the girl got pregnant recently, they got her aborted with the help of a quack.

The girl later managed to reach police with the help of some villagers and lodged a complaint about her ordeal a month ago on September 9, the said.

"Though the mukhiya of the village tried to hush up the matter by discouraging the girl by imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on Rakesh and the quack , the villagers compelled police to take action in the matter," he said.

Haider told the court that though the police arrested Rakesh, they made no other arrests despite involvement of other persons, including the mukhiya.

Taking a serious note of the role of police, Justice summoned the investigating and ordered the girl to be kept in a state shelter for children till the case is disposed of.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 19:50 IST