New Delhi: The National Commission of Women on Monday summoned a doctor who conducted medical examination of the 13-year-old victim in the Bulandshahr gangrape case for allegedly ill-treating her and asking 'awkward' questions.
The NCW also slammed the police for not including sections of POCSO Act in the FIR.
NCW Chairperson Kumarmangalam said that the family had told the NCW team, which met the victims in Bulandshahr, that when the girl was taken for a medical examination, 'she was abused by the doctor, who asked her a number of awkward questions and berated her'.
“The FIR in the case did not have sections of POCSO act. We had pointed it out to them. NCW members asked them why the FIR had no sections of POCSO Act, but no police official gave them a concrete answer,” she said. Despite being pointed out, the police is yet to include sections of POCSO act in the FIR, she said.
DIG Meerut Range Laxmi Singh told reporters POCSO Act has not yet been added in the FIR.
Kumarmangalam said the NCW members were counselling the victims, as they were traumatised and had not been offered any such assistance by the UP Police. “Both the minor girl and her mother are severely traumatised. The police has not offered them any counselling, either clinical or psychiatric.”
The gangrape occurred when the victims’ car was stopped on NH 91 by a group of dacoits when they were on their way to Shahjahanpur on Friday night. The women were dragged to a nearby field and gangraped while the family was robbed at gunpoint.