Krishnagiri rape victim will get justice, assures Tamil Nadu CM

The guilty in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old hearing and speech impaired girl at Dharmapuri would be brought to book and further action would be taken on the directions of the court, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said here on Monday.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015, 00:06 AM IST

Chennai: The guilty in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old hearing and speech impaired girl at Dharmapuri would be brought to book and further action would be taken on the directions of the court, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said here on Monday.

"This government has no hesitancy in getting justice for the victim and in bringing the guilty to book and the probe is continuing," he said in the assembly after CPI(M) MLA A Soundararajan made a reference to the case.

The girl was allegedly raped in December 2014 at Dharmapuri in Krishnagiri District.

The CPI(M) had alleged that police were attempting a cover-up.

Against this background, the chief minister said a report by a medical officer of the Hosur government hospital had ruled out sexual assault and that there were no injuries related to it.

Her father had moved Madras High Court for a CBI probe, medical examination at Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital and Rs 20,000 to the family as per court order.

The medical record of Denkanikottai hospital where the girl was taken on December 26 last year has an entry stating that the girl was assaulted by three acquaintances.

"Though a Hosur hospital doctor ruled out rape, an examination at Dharmapuri hospital had another version.

Since there are contradictions, a questionnaire has been given to the doctor by police and it is only routine," he said.

CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat had written to the DGP alleging that justice was being sabotaged in this case.

She had said a second medical examination had vindicated the sexual assault.

To a charge that the girl's family had been ostracised, the chief minister said it was not true.

"Police have taken appropriate action in a phased manner based on evidence. Since her father's petition is pending in a court further action will be taken based on court orders," he said.

A Sub Inspector and head constable of Anjejetti station have been suspended and departmental action initiated against the inspector.

Adequate protection has been given to the girl's family and further probe is on, he added.