Dalita Hakkula Porata Samithi leaders submit memo to State Mahila Commission
Dalita Hakkula Porata Samithi (DHPS) demanded that the Andhra Pradesh State Mahila Commission initiate stringent action against all the gang rape accused occurred recently at Tajangi hamlet of Chintapalli mandal in Visakha agency by arresting them.
Visakhapatnam: Dalita Hakkula Porata Samithi (DHPS) demanded that the Andhra Pradesh State Mahila Commission initiate stringent action against all the gang rape accused occurred recently at Tajangi hamlet of Chintapalli mandal in Visakha agency by arresting them.
A team of Dalit leaders, including Kottapalli Venkata Ramana, S Raju, M Satyanarayana, R S Dora and Nagabhushanam led by DHPS district general secretary B Venkata Rao, submitted a memorandum to the Chairperson of State Mahila Commission Nannapaneni Rajakumari who visited the KGH to console the victims here on Wednesday.
The team demanded inclusion of local MPTC member Ananda Rao as ninth accused under Section 361 IPC for not allowing the victims to lodge a complaint with the police. He also lamented that the police were showing negligence with regard to the atrocities against SCs and STs. When the victims were not able to lodge a complaint, the police should have registered a case suo-motto and instead they delayed to book the case as the accused belongs to a representative of the ruling party.
Venkata Rao urged the Chairperson to recommend to the government for payment of Rs 25 lakh as ex-gratia to each and allotment of three acres of land besides a house to the victims.Later, State Mahila Commission Chairperson N Raja Kumari, member Koyyana Srilakshmi,
HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Anakapalli MP Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao visited the victims who are undergoing treatment at the KGH here on Wednesday. Meanwhile, SC, ST Commission Chairman Karem Sivaji also asked Collector Pravin Kumar to pay Rs 8 lakh to each victim as ex-gratia of which Rs 4 lakh immediately and the balance soon after filing the charge-sheet.