The National Commission for Scheduled Castes took sou-moto congnizance of the incident reported on the twitter regarding rape and murder of a 9 year old girl at shamshan ghat, old Nangal Raya.
On the direction of Hon’ble Chairman Sh. Vijay Sampla, A team of the commission headed by Hon’ble Vice Chairman Sh. Arun Haldar, Hon’ble Member Dr. Anju Bala, Hon’ble Member Sh. Subhash Ramnath Pardhi, Director and other senior Officials went on spot visit in the matter.
Team met the parents of the deceased child. They informed that a priest at the cremation ground coerced them to cremate her body, and the mother also alleged that she suspects her daughter was raped before being killed. Family of the deceased girl demanded that the culprits be punished at the earliest. The Hon’ble Vice Chairman assured the family that culprits will be punished at the earliest.
After the meeting with parents, the team of the commission met DM, DCP (South west Delhi) and other senior officials of district administration. On the recommendation of the commission, Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act and POCSO Act was invoked in the matter. The DM was advised to release the compensation as per provisions of SC/ST POA rules 2016 (as amended). A meeting was also held with the Secretary, Department of SC/ST, Delhi Govt. The Secretary assured that compensation will be provided to the family of the victim immediately as per rules.