NCP demands SIT probe into death of teenage gangrape victim

NCP demands SIT probe into death of teenage gangrape victim

Agency News

Mumbai, Aug 30 : The Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) on Friday demanded formation of a Special Investigation Team(SIT) for probing death of the Aurangabad-based girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Chembur area of Mumbai.

The 19-year-old girl , who was allegedly raped by four of her friends in Mumbai in the first week of July, died at a state-run hospital in Aurangabad city in central Maharashtra on Wednesday night. NCP activist on Friday took out a march in the city suburb accusing the BJP-led Maharashtra government of being "insensitive" towards women's safety.

NCP MP Supriya Sule ,who led the march,urged for forming a SIT contending the ongoing probe into the matter not being carried out "properly".

Ms Sule,who was accompanied by NCP Mumbai Chief Nawab Malik and MLC Vidya Chavan, called for immediate arrests of the accused. The march was taken out from the Lal Dongar area in suburban Chembur to the Chunabhatti Police Station here.

"The probe is not being conducted in a proper manner. The matter has to be investigated through the SIT. We are with the family. We will not relent till the victim gets justice," Sule told reporters after she met officials at the Chunabhatti Police Station. Alleging the victim's father was being "pressurised", Sule charged the government with "muzzling voices".

"The government is trying to muzzle voices. It tries to threaten all. This government is insensitive about women's safety. Women are not getting justice," fumed Sule.

She also said she would take the victim's brother to the Director General of Police. Deputy Chairperson of the Maharashtra Legislative Council Neelam Gorhe said she has instructed the Mumbai Police to trace the accused and ensure chargesheet in the matter is filed properly. (UNI)