HC raps Hazaribagh SP over slow probe in acid victim case

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Friday expressed his anguish over the slow probe in an incident that took place under Ichak Police Station area of Hazaribagh district where a minor was forced to consume acid.

The court of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sanjay Kumar Dwivedi also showed their anger over the manner in which the entire case was being handled. The court observed that attempts are being made to save the culprit.

Further, it was directed to present a detailed report of the investigation and orders of a lower court in this connection. The Hazaribagh SP and Investigating officer of the case have been asked to present before the court via video conferencing on the next date of hearing on September 11.

The victim a student of class eight, was ‘forcefully’ made to ‘drink acid’ while she was coming back from school on December 19 last year. Unable to speak initially and after two months of treatment when she narrated the ordeal, a case was registered at Ichak Police Station.

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