Divya assault case: Mother meets Rahul Gandhi

Mother of the teenager, who died after she was sexually assaulted allegedly by her school manager`s son in Kanpur last September, Tuesday met Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at the party headquarters here.

Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 16:45 PM IST

Lucknow: Mother of the teenager, who died
after she was sexually assaulted allegedly by her school
manager`s son in Kanpur last September, Tuesday met Congress
general secretary Rahul Gandhi at the party headquarters here
and sought his intervention to bring the guilty to justice.

She also alleged that police had harassed her during
the course of investigation.

"Sonu Bhadauria, mother of Divya, met Rahul Gandhi
along with her six-year-old daughter at UPPCC headquarters and
narrated the incident while demanding action against guilty
police personnel and officers," party sources said.

Rahul was here to attend the UPPCC state coordination
committee meeting, where tight security arrangements were made
for his visit.

"Rahulji had a five to seven minutes interaction with
her (Bhadauria) before leaving for New Delhi," sources said.

Earlier, Sonu demanded that suspended policemen should
be sent to jail.

"The then DIG Prem Prakash threatened me and I was
pressurised to the leave the room where I live," she said.

"They even offered me Rs 5 to 6 lakh saying
that take money and build future of your second daughter," she
alleged.

The incident occurred on September 27 when Anushka
alias Divya, a fourth standard student of Gyan Bharati, was
sexually assaulted within the school premises allegedly by the
manager`s younger son.

The girl was sent back home along with two maids and
her mother was informed at her workplace. She died in
hospital that evening.

Following protest by locals, the state government
ordered a CB-CID probe in the incident on October 23.

"The CB-CID in its report has found school manager CP
Varma, his two sons Mukesh and Piyush guilty and shortcomings
in the police action," state Cabinet Secretary Shashnak
Shekhar Singh had earlier told reporters.

The three accused were arrested. A DNA examination
during the probe suggested the involvement of prime accused
Piyush in the assault and a charge sheet was filed against him
in a special CJM court last week.

The Uttar Pradesh government has already suspended
three police officers besides ordering inquiry against Prakash
in connection with the case.

The CB-CID yesterday arrested one more person in
connection with the sexual assault and death case.

PTI