Arunachal: Girl who jumped off cliff to escape rape, recuperating

Arunachal: Girl who jumped off cliff to escape rape, recuperating

ITANAGAR: The brave School girl who survived an attempted rape on Feb 26 is recuperating at the RK Mission Hospital.

Dr Lenin Ligu, Orthopedic Surgeon, who is taking care of her, said that she is responding well to the treatment. The Secretary of RKM, Swami Vishweshananda visited the girl today and enquired about her wellbeing. The mother of the survivor said that her daughter is a fighter as she hoped that she will better soon.

Meanwhile, the alleged accused has been identified as San Sonam Waii and is currently in Police custody. Arunachal Pradesh Women's Welfare Society (APWWS) has called for early charge sheet and stringent action against the man accused of attempted rape of a school girl on Feb 26 in Itanagar resulting in severe injury to the girl.

The Society has said that there should not be any scope for leniency in such cases. The Society made these demands after visiting the brave survivor at RK Mission, where she is currently recuperating.

The Society has also coordinated in extending legal help through the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Services Authorities, who sent a lawyer to meet the family today at the hospital. The society further said that compensation should be given at the earliest to the girl by the state government as applicable.

Society's President Gumri Ringu has further appealed to the people of the state to protect the identity, by not sharing the photographs of the under aged girl on social media networking sites and media as it violates the provisions under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Meanwhile, a team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) and Arunachal Pradesh Social Welfare Board (APSWB) led by chairpersons Mitali Tingkhatra and Marina Nido respectively visited R.K.M Hospital to express their solidarity and support to the 14 year old girl.

The APSCW and APSWB teams assured the victim and her family of full assistance and also urged them not to withdraw the case under any pressure. They also requested the Secretary R.K.M Hospital, Swami Vishweshananda to allocate a better cabin to the victim with best service and concessional treatment. Accordingly Secretary RKM obliged to the appeal.

The APSCW and APSWB have vehemently condemned the crime meted on the girl and appealed for strong legal action against the culprits involved.

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