Minister says SHO, cops threatening whistleblowers, sex abuse victims

Independent Media

Delhi health minister Kiran Walia has alleged that the whistleblowers in the case of sexual abuse of three minors by a cab driver are facing threat from the police. Demanding the suspension of the station house officer (SHO) of the Prasad Nagar police station, she said that she would seek intervention of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) in the case.

Prof. Walia has also sought protection of the victims, saying that they are under threat. Infuriated by the police threats to whistle blowers Subhash Nagar and one Vijay Kumar, who came to the rescue of the victims and their mother, she urged the police commissioner to take stringent action against the alleged officials and the SHO. Cab driver Lalit Ratawal was arrested on September 17 for allegedly raping a minor girl and sodomising her two brothers for about one-and-a-half years.
In a statement released to the media, Prof. Walia said, “it is not understood that when the matter of sodomy and rape of three schoolchildren has been handed over to the crime branch, why the local police, the SHO and his men are visiting the neighbours and relatives of the victims and harassing them”.


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