Trafficking, rape of girl: CPI(M) seeks Rajnath’s intervention

New Delhi: CPI(M) today sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s urgent intervention to ensure action against some police personnel for “ignoring” a complaint about alleged trafficking and rape of a minor girl from West Bengal.

In a memorandum submitted to Singh, the party requested him to ensure that the alleged victim gets free medical treatment and a rehabilitation package covering her lifelong expenses.

According to the Left party, the girl, a native of Mograhat in South 24-Paraganas district, was abducted a year ago from Diamond Harbour when she was 17.

The party claimed the girl suffered “unbelievable” violence and trauma and was dumped by one of her alleged traffickers in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here and has been diagnosed with HIV.

“The girl had rung up her mother six months ago and gave exact location of where she was in Delhi. The mother rushed to the police station in Mograhat and the police directly spoke to the girl.

“But unbelievably, the police did not act. If they had the girl might have been saved. I have demanded immediate action against the police personnel involved,” CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat told reporters, while being accompanied by the girl’s mother Lal Bano Bibi.

Karat said the role of West Bengal authorities has been “absolutely shocking” as more than a year after the girl went missing, no case has been filed though the girl was a minor at the time of abduction.

“When will central and state governments take action to save our women from criminal networks of traffickers and conniving police?” she asked.