CLC demands judicial inquiry into gang-rape of minor girl, who succumbed to bleeding

PEDDAPALLI, AUGUST 29, 2023: The Telangana State Civil Liberties Committee, the Telangana Dalit Liberation Front, the Telangana Praja Front and others have urged the Telangana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights members Brundadhar Rao and A Shoba Rani to order for judicial inquiry by High Court sitting judge into the gang-rape of a minor girl on the outskirts of Peddapalli district.

The TSCLC leader state assistant secretary M Kumara Swamy, district president Sripathi Rajgopal, vice president Pulla Sucharita, vice president Nara Vinod, assistant secretary B Ravi, TPF leaders G Komuraiah and G Mallesham, Virasam district convenor B Rajaiah, DLP state leader Marwadi Sudarshan and others met the Child Rights committee member in Peddapalli on Tuesday.

They stated that a 16-year-old minor girl from Kajiri of Madhya Pradesh state was reportedly gang-raped by four persons in Peddapalli town and she had died of bleeding on her way to the Madhya Pradesh state on August 14, 2023.

The minor came to work along with her sister and brother-in-law in a brick-kiln and take care of their children. On August 14, a person working in the brick kiln took her to his house on the pretext of some work. As soon as she entered the house, the accused person along with three others had repeatedly raped her for more than four hours at a real estate venture on the outskirts of Peddapalli. Later, they dropped her at the Peddapalli bus station.

A villager from Appannapet village noticed the girl at the bus station and took her to their place and handed over to the relatives. When the girl was suffering from severe bleeding and vomiting, she informed the same to her sister and brother-in-law. They informed the same to the Maistri Gopal, who had deployed them into the work. But, Gopal instead of shifting the girl to the hospital or alerting the police, had threatened them with dire consequences and sent them to Madhya Pradesh state in a vehicle.

The minor girl succumbed to the bleeding on her way. The same thing was informed by the girl’s mother to the workers working in the brick kiln in Peddapalli, who alerted the police. The girl’s mother told the people working at the brick kiln that the minor girl was brutally gang-raped for more than four hours. The Peddapalli police had deployed special teams to Madhya Pradesh state to nab the accused persons.

The CLC leaders demanded that the government should provide a compensation of Rs one crore to the deceased family members. They also said that the district administration should provide identity cards to the migrant labourers from Chatisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and other states who migrated to Peddapalli to work in the brick kilns. They also sought the payment of the migrant labourers through bank accounts. They also sought the police protection to the migrant labourers from being attacked by the employers, which was the order of the day at the brick kilns.


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