Bettiah/Patna: Efforts were on to nab the accused named by an 18-year-old former inmate of a Muzaffarpur shelter home who has alleged that she was gangraped inside a moving vehicle, the Bihar police said Monday and noted it was ‘not ruling out anything’ after a medical examination showed ‘no external or internal injury’ to the woman.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar, seeking a detailed report in four weeks in the matter. Meanwhile the National Commission for Women (NCW) said it has formed a committee headed by chairperson Rekha Sharma which would travel to the state September 19-20 to meet the victim.
The woman was admitted to a government medical college Saturday evening and a medical examination was conducted by a team of doctors Sunday.
Bettiah SP, Jayantkant, said that injuries were invariably found on the person of a victim of coerced sexual intercourse. However, these were absent in the medical tests reports of the complainant, who had alleged that she was sexually assaulted by four men Friday night.
“We are not ruling out anything at this point of time, though. The girl has named all the accused in her FIR who were, admittedly, known to her since before. We are on the lookout for the accused persons as we need to examine as to whether any type of deception was involved,” SP told Jayankant told this agency over phone.
Asked about an audio clip that has surfaced in social media with the claim that it has voices of the four accused, besides the person driving the vehicle, while the girl was sexually assaulted close to her house, the SP said it did not sheds fresh light on the case.
“The identities of the accused are not a secret. All of them have been named by her. We are concentrating on tracing and catching hold of them and to subject them to a thorough investigation,” the police official said.
The NCW issued a notice to the Bihar DGP, asking him to treat this case on priority and hold speedy investigation.
“She is already a victim, rather than helping her out, she has to go through this. We will give her all help that she needs or asks for. We will have to ensure her safety as well,” its chief Rekha Sharma said.