Shocker: Delhi Police in dock for threatening 13-year-old raped girl
Medical examination of the girl too confirmed rape.
During trial, amicus curiae pointed out inordinate delay in lodging of the the FIR at which the prosecution said the girl had not reported the matter to the police in time due to fear and for sake of his family's honour.
The girl and her mother, however, told the court that they had reported the matter to the police the very next day but were made to settle the matter with the convict as they were misguided by the police that if they lodge the complaint, the girl too would be arrested and jailed for seven years.
The victim told the court that it was only after her grand mother got to know about the incident that she went to the DCP office and subsequently, an FIR was lodged.
"Needless to say that under section 154 CrPC, police is under obligation to lodge an FIR if the information relates to commission of a cognisable offence and the in-charge of police station is further under obligation to supply a copy of FIR to
informant free of cost," the court noted.
The court also said the Commissioner of Police shall have the right to recover the amount of compensation from the salary of erring police officials who failed to act on victim's complaint and deposit the amount with the court within six weeks.
The judge also directed the city police chief
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