Three CRPF constables will be facing DNA test in the rape case of a 12yearold deaf, speech imparied and mentally challenged girl. She was an inmate of Sai Vikas School for Mentally Retarded run by an NGO at Bheemaram. The incident came to light here on September 29. By then the girl was sevenmonths pregnant. She was admitted to hospital on November 13.She gave birth to a girl child prematurely and the baby died within a few hours despite being kept in the neonatal intensive care unit. Hospital authorities, as a precautionary measure, collected the blood sample of the child.
The school, near Hanamkonda, is running for many years. There is a CRPF camp next to it. Three CRPF constables are suspected to have entered the school premises, threatened the girl and committed the offence. It is also alleged that the school management, despite learning about the incident, kept it under wraps. When the media exposed it all, police registered a case and arrested the school administrator Sitayamma following instructions from district collector Rahul Bojja. The school is run under the supervision of the women and child welfare department. However, it has become difficult for police to identify the culprits as CRPF battalions move out of the camp every three months.
Police enquired about the constables who stayed at the camp seven months before the incident and traced them to another location. According to police out of the total 150 constables, police shortlisted 50 as possible suspects.
-via IBN Live