The mother of the girl was aware of her partner’s misdeeds, but chose to remain silent.
New Delhi: With the intervention of the Delhi Commission for Women, an FIR has been registered against a man for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The man was in a live-in relationship with the girl’s mother. Officials said that the incident came to light after the girl’s classmate reported the matter.
“The 181 women helpline of the DCW received a call from a woman that her daughter’s classmate was being sexually assaulted by her mother’s live-in partner. The mother of the girl was aware of her partner’s misdeeds, but chose to remain silent. The incident came to light only after intervention of the girl’s classmate and her mother,” an official said.
Incidentally, one day the girl refused to go home when her mother had come to pick her up from school. The other girl’s mother was also present there and asked the girl the reason for not going home. The girl then confided in her the details of her ordeal, who then called up the DCW helpline.
“Immediately, the counsellor of MHL programme of the Delhi Commission for Women met the victim and counselled her. MHL counsellor then referred the case to counsellor of CIC programme of the commission. With the help of CIC counsellor an FIR was registered at the Ambedkar Nagar police station. The accused has been arrested and the victim has been shifted to a shelter home,” the official added.
A case under relevant sections of the IPC and Pocso Act have been registered.