Based on the available information from reliable sources, Mother of minor rape victim apparently seeking the custody of her daughter to which the Child rights Commission had objected on the grounds of security issues. Child right commission had written a letter to Apna Ghar asking them to not hand over the minor rape victim to anyone. Read complete report here.
In one of the recent development, mother of minor rape victim sought the custody of her daughter to which the Child Rights Commission had objected. According to the news published in the national media The Hindu, The Goa State Child Rights Commission on Saturday wrote to the state-run child care home Apna Ghar to not to handover the custody of the minor rape victim to anyone regardless of their relationship with the girl.
The Commission also directed the child care home to intimate the commission of any activity that takes place in the protection home and makes the sufficient arrangements for the security of the minor victim considering the seriousness of a case.
The girl was allegedly raped by the Taleigao strongman and St. Cruz MLA at his farmhouse in Taleigao after spiking her drink. The step-mother of victim girl has allegedly sold her for rupees 50 lakh to the accused.
The source in the commission has told the media that, they have also marked the copy of the letter to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Karthik Kashyap, head of crime branch who is leading the investigation of an alleged minor rape case.
The entire process started following the Sushma Kirtani, head of Child Rights Commission came to know about the custody issue. She immediately swung into the action and directed the child protection home to not to handover the custody of victim girl to anyone. Sushma told the media that “When the mother has been considered an abettor to the crime along with the father who, according to media reports, had sexually molested the girl, how can the custody of the victim is given to such persons?”
The Commission’s letter has asked Apna Ghar authorities to tighten the security of protection home for the victim’s safety and deploy two special guards for her security. The Child Rights committee has also been informed about the issue, sources in the Commission said, adding they have been monitoring the case on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, police sources have assured that nothing will happen since the mother of the victim and her compliances are behind the bars the possibility of handing over the custody of girl has been ruled out. But they agreed that the security of the victim is a most important task in front of them.