Chennai: A PIL to assign probe into the rape of a 10-year-old girl to an officer not below the rank of Superintendent of Police with "integrity and sensitivity" was filed in the Madras High Court on Wednesday.
The First Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice RK Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan posted the matter to be listed on September 20 for hearing.
The petitioner M Nafeesa Banu, State Secretary of the Women`s Wing of the Social Democratic Party, submitted that she came to know about the sexual abuse on the school girl, near Sholavaram of Tiruvallur District, on September 15.
The girl was admitted in Government Children`s Hospital in Egmore in the city after the incident recently.
She said the girl had told her parents that one unknown man took her to a cashew grove in Sholavaram and raped her.
An FIR was registered in this connection in Sholavaram Police Station. However, parents of the girl were not furnished with the copy of the FIR by the investigating officer, which they are entitled as per law, Banu said.
She sought a direction to the Home Secretary to shift the minor for further treatment to a private hospital and to direct the Additional Inspector General of Police CB-CID, Guindy, to transfer the case from the Inspector of Police, Sholavaram Police Station and nominate an officer not below the rank of Superintendent of Police with integrity and sensitivity to investigate the case.