The Gauhati High Court on Friday issued notices to the state government, state commission for protection of child rights and state police.
The notice was issued after the recent rape of a minor girl in a child shelter home in Sivasagar district of Assam.
The high court has directed them to file their replies by January 28, reports TNT.
The Director General of Assam police and Sivasagar police have been asked by the High Court to file the updated status report of the ongoing investigation into the case.
The girl was allegedly raped by the superintendent of the shelter home where she was staying. The name of the superintendent is Parag Goswami.
However, the victim tried to commit suicide after the police failed to take any action based on her complaint. The victim was later taken for medical treatment and counselling.
The Sivasagar Police filed a chargesheet in the case two days after the victim’s suicide attempt.
The victim also alleged that the house mother of the shelter home named Gita Kakati used to torture her.
“Goswami has raped and sexually assaulted me several times. I am ashamed to speak about these things over and over again to different authorities. I am in great mental stress. But nobody believed me and thought that I am mentally ill. I want justice,” the victim said.
In a letter to Utsah, a child rights organization, the victim alleged that Goswami used to drug and then rape her during her stay at the shelter home.