SC panel seeks report in Barnala rape case - ECAS Punjab

SC panel seeks report in Barnala rape case

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Chandigarh/Barnala, Oct 29

Taking suo motu notice of the alleged rape of a four-year-old girl at Dangarh village in Barnala district, the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has sought a detailed report from the SSP.

Fast-track hearing

The CM has directed all senior officials to accelerate the process of grant of compensation to the victim. The case will be handed over to a fast-track court for prompt justice to the victim. - Kewal Singh Dhillon, Barnala Ex-MLA

Tejinder Kaur, chairperson of the commission, said she learnt about the "shocking incident" through media reports and that the commission had asked the SSP to submit a detailed report by November 2, besides taking stern action against the accused.

Meanwhile, the district administration has started the process of providing financial aid to the victim following the intervention of CM Capt Amarinder Singh. A 16-year-old youth was arrested within hours of the alleged crime on Wednesday.

State Congress vice-president Kewal Singh Dhillon, also a former Barnala MLA, along with DC Tej Pratap Singh Phoolka and other senior officers, today visited the victim at a local hospital. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Rajendra Singh, met the family of the victim at the hospital today. He promised speedy justice to the victim. — TNS

from The Tribune

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