Lashing out at the West Bengal government for its alleged indifference towards the Madhyamgram gangrape victim, a state BJP leader has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to conduct a probe into the incident.

“The teenager was a victim of the state’s apathy at various levels — the law enforcement agencies, the hospital and the child welfare committee of the district. Not only did the state failed to provide a rape victim security but tried to hush up the incident by trying to hijack the body of the victim,” BJP state secretary Ritesh Tiwari said in a letter to NHRC on Sunday.

Demanding an enquiry into the role of police, he said, “The role of hospital where the victim was treated for seven days should be thoroughly looked into. A proper complaint of intimidation against the police officer who had threatened the father of the victim to force him out of the state should also be initiated,” he said.