Girl raped

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

“He be­longs to my vil­lage and had been stay­ing at my house for the last two months. Since his duty was at nights, he would take care of my chil­dren when my wife and I would be away at work,” the fa­ther said.

On Mon­day morn­ing, the girl’s par­ents left for work and her two older sib­lings went to school, leav­ing the child in the man’s care.

“When my wife re­turned in the evening, she found blood on the girl’s clothes. She then re­alised the girl had been sex­u­ally as­saulted,” said the fa­ther.

The girl’s mother has al­leged that a friend of the sus­pect was also in­volved in the rape, but the po­lice said there was no ev­i­dence so far to cor­rob­o­rate this. “We con­tinue to probe the par­ents’ al­le­ga­tions earnestly and will act if any­one else was in­volved,” said Depen­dra Pathak, the Delhi Po­lice spokesper­son.

An av­er­age of six rape cases are re­ported in Delhi ev­ery day, ac­cord­ing to po­lice­most half of the al­leged rape vic­tims in Delhi in 2014 and 2015 were chil­dren. Ac­cord­ing to the Delhi Po­lice, the rape ac­cused were known to the vic­tims in nearly 90% of the cases.

In re­sponse, the West Ben­gal gov­ern­ment quoted 19-cen­tury his­tory to claim the roso­golla was in­vented by Nabin Chan­dra Das, a fa­mous sweet­meat maker, in 1868.

When asked about the order, the Biju Janata Dal leg­is­la­tor from Puri, Ma­h­eswar Mo­hanty, said the fight was far from over. “We will scru­ti­nise the GI order. I shall hold a meet­ing with the min­is­ters of Odisha gov­ern­ment as well as with my party lead­ers to de­cide the fu­ture course of ac­tion. The door of the courts is al­ways open,” Mo­hanty said.

The de­bate over the ori­gin of the roso­golla is not merely about Ben­gali and Odia sen­ti­ments. Ex­perts say the brag­ging rights may trans­late into good busi­ness for con­fec­tion­ers in the two states.

One of them, a de­scen­dent of Nabin Chan­dra Das, thanked the West Ben­gal gov­ern­ment for its proac­tive role in the fight.

“The gov­ern­ment took all re­lated doc­u­ments and in­for­ma­tion from us to au­then­ti­cate the claim that Nabin Chan­dra Das was in­deed the in­ven­tor of roso­golla,” Dhi­man Das, di­rec­tor of KC Das Sweets, said. au­thor­ity.

The South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion on Tues­day said it would go back to its usual park­ing rate of Rs 20 per hour for four­wheel­ers and Rs 10 per hour for two-wheelers from Wed­nes­day night. The GRAP had called for a four­fold hike in park­ing fees un­til fur­ther no­tice.

Mem­bers of the Supreme Court-ap­pointed pol­lu­tion con­trol panel, EPCA, said a hasty roll­back was a con­tra­ven­tion of the GRAP guide­lines, and that the Delhi ad­min­is­tra­tion were once again mak­ing the mis­take of tak­ing the pol­lu­tion prob­lem lightly.

Mean­while, pol­i­tics over pol­lu­tion con­tin­ued with Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal ask­ing Pun­jab CM Cap­tain Amarinder Singh for a meet­ing to dis­cuss crop burn­ing in his state, which has been blamed for much of Delhi’s pol­lu­tion woes. Ke­jri­wal is slated to meet Haryana chief min­is­ter ML Khat­tar in Chandi­garh over the is­sue on Wed­nes­day.

Ke­jri­wal got into two pub­lic spats with Amarinder and Khat­tar over the last few days about who is re­spon­si­ble for Delhi’s bad air, which each blam­ing the other for not do­ing enough.

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