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DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Hospital Protest Over Denied Access to Sexual Assault Victim

Chief of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Swati Maliwal, spent Monday night in the hospital after being prevented from meeting the 16-year-old victim of a senior Delhi government official’s sexual assault.

Maliwal said on Tuesday morning that the Delhi Police were engaging in hooliganism by refusing to let her contact the girl or her mother. I don’t know what the police are trying to keep from me. According to what I’ve been informed, the mother of the girl was able to meet with the head of the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Why is the DCW chief denied the same opportunity to meet the mother as the NCPCR chairperson?

Maliwal posted on X (formerly Twitter) that she had been waiting outside the hospital to see the young girl or her family since lunchtime yesterday. stayed the night outside the hospital. Why have I been requested to stop when I can introduce the NCPCR to the girl’s mother? What are you attempting to conceal?

The girl was sexually assaulted for a number of months, which led to her being pregnant. Premoday Khakha, a government officer, was detained on Monday along with his wife, Seema Rani, both 50.

“We have two people in custody for sexual assault on a youngster. Premoday Khakha, 51, a Deputy Director in the GNCT Department of Women and Child Development, is one of them, while his wife Seema Rani, 50, is the second accused, according to DCP (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi.

The child lived in Burari with the defendant from October 2020 to February 2021, according to police, who were called to the scene after the death of the girl’s father, a government employee of Delhi.

The employee who is alleged to have raped a teenager was suspended by the Delhi government on Monday. Premoday Khakha, Assistant Director, is now suspended with immediate effect in accordance with the authority granted by sub-rule (1) of Rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, according to an official order released by the Delhi government. The official was arrested for allegedly raping the minor, which led to the order.

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