Rights body takes up case of sexually abused school girl

February 2nd, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Two years after she was allegedly sexually abused by her headmaster in school, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken up the case of a class 8 student in Haryana by ordering an enquiry and recommending compensation to the victim.The commission received a complaint by Sube Singh, the victim’s grandfather, alleging that three days after the incident happened, the police lodged an FIR Feb 14 2007 against the headmaster of the school, Samay Singh, for sexually abusing the victim.

However, Sube Singh alleged, that the FIR was not registered under the appropriate sections of the law because of which no action was taken against the culprit.

“Taking this into consideration, the commission has directed the director general of investigations, NHRC, for an on the spot enquiry and has asked for a report within two weeks,” an NHRC official said.

The commission also recommended a sum of Rs.100,000 to be paid as interim compensation to the victim. It asked the chief secretary of Haryana to submit a compliance report and proof of payment of the same which the commission received Jan 19 this year.

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