Shocking That Girl Who Was Allegedly Sexually Assaulted & Ravaged Was Left On A Railway Platform": Bombay HC Calls For Corrective Measures:

5th Apr,2021


Shocking That Girl Who Was Allegedly Sexually Assaulted & Ravaged Was Left On A Railway Platform": Bombay HC Calls For Corrective Measures:

Communicating its stun over the occurrence wherein a young lady, who was supposedly explicitly attacked and desolated was left on a rail line stage, the Bombay High Court guided the Investigating official to take remedial measures and follow the casualty young lady. Helping the state to remember its obligation to take preventive measures to stop youth abuse, the Bench of Justice Bharati Dangre commented, "There are enactments, which command the State in consonance with the basic order contained in the Directive Principles of State Policy, to guarantee that the young isn't misused."

facts in brief -
The Court was hearing the Bail Application, where the Applicant was summoned as a charged under Sections 354, 363, and 376 of the IPC and Sections 8 and 12 of POCSO Act. The FIR was held up by a bystander who, in June 2018 saw an auto-cart with dark blinds on all sides and could catch cry of a young lady. At the point when asked, the auto-cart driver reacted by saying that his vehicle was having travellers, notwithstanding, as the calls of the young lady actually proceeded.

As asserted by the complainant, he pulled out the drapery of the auto-cart and saw that one man was constraining himself upon a young lady, seeing this,, he requested that the individual emerge from the auto-cart and when he denied, he hauled him out. Around then, the traffic police came to there and the said individual was caught and the individual, who was supposedly secured, is the moment Bail Applicant.

Girls statement-

The assertion of the casualty young lady was recorded, wherein she presented that she was 16 years, nonetheless, the court noticed that not a solitary archive was documented to set up that the young lady is of 16 years, and the Investigating Officer didn't lead any hardening test. She alluded to as the individual who submitted the rape on her, was asserted to be the sibling of the auto-cart driver. She conceded that she was offered lager to drink and some food was likewise served and she savored the food and drink and was in a smashed state. Then again, the Applicant presented that the Girl was into substance exchange and whatever had happened it was with her assent.

Court's observation -

The Court, at the start, noticed, "Some peculiar things have surfaced, which most likely calls for reflection of the relative multitude of partners managing issues of ladies, especially minor young ladies." When A.P.P. was gotten some information about the person in question and her current status, it was presented that she kept on harping on Platform No.1 of Andheri Railway Station. Significantly, the Court commented, "It is amazing, somewhat stunning to take note of that a young lady, who had met with a rape and desolate is left on a railroad stage in such a way." The Court additionally saw that the Investigating Officer didn't know about any of the arrangements of the law, which would have guaranteed the young lady to be taken to some recovery home or amendment home.

The Court additionally saw that when it is the situation of the indictment that the young lady is a minor, the help of the Juvenile Justice Board ought to have been taken, yet nothing had been finished.