Bihar CM instructs DGP SK Singhal to probe a rape case after victim tells him that DGP accused girls of "provoking" boys for rape

The rape survivor spoke with CM Nitish Kumar at a Janta Darbar programme held at Patna on January 3

Bihar DGP SK Singhal

New Delhi, January 4

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar instructs Bihar DGP SK Singhal to probe a rape case after a rape survivor at Janta Darbar told him that Bihar DGP allegedly ignored her case and accused girls for "provoking" boys.

The public interaction programme was held by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on January 3 at Patna.

The girl further told the CM that her several pleas fell in deaf ears at the police stations and she  blamed the Investigating Officer (IO) of her case. 

She further told the CM that she had no choice but to commit suicide, she mentioned a number of applications she wrote to officials of varying stature.

The rape survivor had filed a complaint at the Rupaspur police station but no action has been taken so far. 

When she appealed to the Bihar DGP, he accused her instead of helping her. The woman claimed that the DGP held girls responsible for rape. He also claimed that the girls provoked men to commit rape. 

Appalled by her condition, Bihar CM immediately called up the Bihar DGP and asked him to start an investigation into the matter.

It is important to mention  that Singhal, a 1988-batch IPS officer who had in December said that many girls who leave home for marriage without their parents' consent end up either as sex workers or dead.


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