MCD, Delhi Police probing Mangolpuri rape case: Delhi CM Dikshit

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 13:40 hrs

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has expressed her shock over the Mangolpuri rape case, on Saturday said the MCD and the Delhi Police have taken up the probe in right earnest.

"Kiran Walia (Delhi's Health and Family Welfare Minister) is having talks with the Mayor of MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) and the Chief Secretary has also told the MCD Commissioner and DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) to do the needful. They are probing the case and investigation is going on," she said.

Meanwhile, eminent research scholar on social issues, Ranjana Kumari, demanded a proper investigation in this case. She primarily blamed the school authorities for this unfortunate incident.

"Proper investigation should go through because whole day yesterday was a chaos, but nothing has come out, no body has been arrested. In this case, I do not think that we can only put the blame on the police, because the school authority is responsible. And also police is responsible to the extent that they did not care for registering the case in time and they did not try to go and stop and also the kind of fight that happened between the police and the people," said Kumari.

"People are getting desperate, they are very very angry and if we don't do anything about all, this situation to control, I am very sure, we are not looking forward to a very good future," she added.

The incident took place at a time when the issue of women security and rape laws are the centre of debate in the entire country, including the Parliament, following a surge in sexual assaults.

A seven-year-old girl was raped on Thursday afternoon on the premises of a primary school being run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in the L Block of Mangolpuri. The incident took place during the serving of the midday meal.

The police have made no arrests yet in the rape case, but have detained 10 men who had access to the school building, including a security guard and two male teachers of the school, and are questioning them.

Rapid Action Force teams have been deployed in the Mangolpuri area, where protests against a seven-year-old girl's alleged rape at a government school turned violent yesterday.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has ordered an internal inquiry into the incident and has been asked to submit a report. (ANI)

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