Jagatsinghpur, Jan 31 (LocalWire): Hundreds of members of Dalit organisation staged a protest here on Saturday demanding justice for a girl who committed suicide after someone pasted nude pictures of her on the walls outside her house.
The members of National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) staged the demonstration in front of the office of the district superintendent of police for hours.
The protestors and the victim’s mother alleged that the 23-year-old girl committed suicide in November last year after being raped by a local resident and subsequently being threatened.
The accused had also allegedly entered into the house of the victim and stripped her naked in the absence of the family members.
The victim had lodged a complaint at the Naugaon police station against the accused. The victim’s mother also later lodged two complaints with local police and informed the matter to the local revenue staffs.
Instead of helping, police and revenue staffs allegedly harassed the victim and her parents, the protestors alleged.
Although the district collector suspended a revenue official, authorities have yet to take action against the police officials despite the intervention of National Commission for Scheduled Caste, they alleged.
Edited by Meenal Singh