Another incident of violence against women has come into the limelight from Chattisgarh. The authorities have ordered an investigation into the case of alleged molestation by CRPF jawans of school girls. The incident has taken place in a government-run-ashram at Palnar in South Chattisgarh. The Investigation has been triggered by both, the CRPF and Chattisgarh police separately.
An event was organized on 31st July by the CRPF jawans on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in a local school. An estimate of 500 girls had come forward to tie Rakhi to the jawans.
The ASP of the Dantewada district has stated that they have received a complaint from the hostel warden against unknown men in uniform, who molested girls from the school. The police has started an investigation against the culprits. A FIR has been lodged against the unidentified men under IPC 354.
An Activist stated that after the event had come to an end, the girls went to use the washroom, where they were molested by the CRPF jawans in the name of frisking. The warden later filed a complaint about the shameful act of the senior administrative officer.
The matter is being probed by a five member committee, which is being headed by the Dantewada Zila Panchayat chief executive officer and many other members like the SDM.