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NCW summons doctor

The NCW on Monday summoned a doctor who conducted the medical examination of the minor victim in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case for allegedly ill-treating her and asking “awkward” questions. It slammed the police for not including Sections of the POCSO Act in the FIR.

National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said the family had told the NCW team, which met the victims in Bulandshahr, that when the girl was taken for medical examination, “she was abused by the doctor, who asked her a number of awkward questions and berated her.”

“NCW members asked them why the FIR had no Sections of the POCSO Act, but no police official gave them a concrete answer,” she said. Despite being pointed out, the police were yet to include sections of POCSO act in the FIR, she said. Meerut Range DIG Laxmi Singh said the POCSO Act had not yet been added in the FIR.

Counselling for victims

Ms. Kumaramangalam said the NCW members were counselling the victims as they were traumatised and had not been offered any such assistance by the State police. The NCW also alleged that the police initially did not allow its team to meet the two gang-rape victims. —


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