Saturday, August 13, 2011

One minor immorally trafficked, police helping the perpetrator

Kirity Roy
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)
National Convenor
Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity

Particulars of the victim:- Ms. Rehana Khatun (name changed) daughter of Arsad Gazi, village- Taranipore, Police Station-Swarupnagar, District-North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

Name of the perpetrators: - (1) The Officer-in-Charge of Swarupnagar Police Station; (2) The Investigating Officer of Swarupnagar Police Station GDE no. 1022 dated 21.04.2011 (3) Mr. Rajjak Mondal son of Yunis Ali Mondal,Village Dekutia,Police Station Swarupnagar District-North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

Case Details:-

It is revealed during fact finding that the victim girl was abducted by Mr. Rajjak Mondal of village-Dekutia, Police Station-Swarupnagar, District-North 24 Parganas by inducing the victim girl. On 16/04/2011 when the victim was going to her friend’s house Mr. Rajjak Mondal abducted her from open road near Taranipore Market. It is presumed by her family members that Mr. Rajjak Mondal abducted her with the particular intention to have sexual relation.

It is also revealed that Mr. Rajjak Mondal is alleged to be a person who is habitually involved in flesh trade and women trafficking. The family members of the victim girls strongly suspected that she was abducted by the accused persons for the purpose of immoral trafficking. On 14/05/2011 the victim girl even telephoned her family members from one mobile number (09673174910) and let them know that she was detained in Mumbai. She even informed her family members that Mr. Rajjak and his associates tortured her a lot and sold her for the purpose of prostitution.

The victim’s family went to lodge a written complaint at Swarupnagar Police Station against the person as mentioned above being involved in abduction and immoral trafficking of the victim girl on 21/04/2011. Police registered that only one information (GDE No 1022 dated 21/04/2011). However the police refused to register any specific crime even after requested by the family members of the victim many times on the ground that the victim was not a minor at the time of abduction which is completely illegal. They even harassed the family members of victim a lot by different ways. The police even showed their anguish towards the victim’s family for agitating their plea time and again to recover the victim girl.

The victim’s family tried to bring the attention of the Superintendent of Police, North 24 Parganas district at Barasat on the explicit negligence of the involved police personnel of Swarupngar Police Station to recover the victim girl and take steps against the accused person by filing a written complaint on 28/07/2011. But the situation did not progress an inch as there has been no response from the aforesaid authority even after receiving the complaint from the victim’s family. The police neither arrested the accused persons nor recovered the victim girl till date.

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