Annie Raja condemns Pratapgarh incident, says 'its failure of UP Govt.'

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 15:00 hrs

Annie Raja, the General Secretary of National Federation of Indian Women, on Thursday expressed her concern over the rising cases of crime against the feminine gender, and criticized the Uttar Pradesh Government over the Pratapgarh incident where a minor rape victim has been brutally attacked.

"Time and again such issues are coming up. The government should take note of it and take action against that and send a serious strong signal against these criminals. The Government of UP (Uttar Pradesh) has failed in that. That's why such things are happening repeatedly and every day," she told the media in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Pratapgarh Superintendent of Police (SP) L.R. Kumar informed that the accused has been taken into custody.

"The accused is in jail now. An FIR has been logged in the name of the brother of the accused and some other men. Medical reports show simple injuries caused by a blunt object," he said.

The girl was attacked allegedly by the brother of the man who is accused of raping her.

The girl's parents alleged that the man had attacked her with a blunt weapon inflicting grievous injury to her face and mouth last night. It was an attempt, they alleged, to cut off her tongue to ensure that she would not be able to speak again.

"These men were hiding near a stream and when the girl went there for nature's call, they attacked her. They sat on her chest, took out her tongue and slit it. They kicked her and injured her limbs," said Raj Kumar, a relative of the victim.

The girl, who was gang-raped on January 22, was to testify in the court on July 24.

The girl has been admitted to the hospital in a serious condition. (ANI)

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