Telangana govt. to set up fast-track court in gang-rape case

Telangana govt. to set up fast-track court in gang-rape case - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Telangana government is in the process of setting up a fast track court to hand out quick punishment to the culprits in a rape incident in Karimnagar district, state Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy said here on Sunday.

Reddy, who made a statement on the incident in the Legislative Assembly, said two accused have been sent to judicial custody and the third to a juvenile home. He said two officials who did not respond adequately upon receiving information on the incident last month have been suspended and a memo has been issued to a police inspector for questioning the victim in an inconvenient way.
A woman officer has been appointed as the investigation officer and the charge-sheet would be filed after receiving relevant reports, he said.

The victim was raped on February 10 and the incident was videographed by the accused. According to the Minister, the incident did not come to light for several days as the victim did not tell anyone about it.

Senior Congress MLA T Jeevan Reddy said that there was delay in sending the victim for medical examination. Charging that there were attempts to dilute the case, he said such incidents would not recur only when a tough punishment is handed out to the culprits.

Congress had held protests against the incident earlier and its woman MLAs visited Karimnagar district. Finance Minister E Rajender said he had directed the officials to take quick and concrete measures after he came to know about it.

Source: PTI

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