Youth Cong demands swift action
Goa Youth Congress Committee on Wednesday demanded swift action in the Vasco student the sexual assault case, with GPYC President Pratima Coutinho issuing a warning that Youth Congress activists will not shy away from coming on the streets and agitate on the issue.
Briefing newsmen, Pratima demanded action against the police personnel for failing to provide security to school children as directed by the Centre in the wake of Nirbhaya incident. She further demanded that the police taking up patrolling outside schools and colleges. “Many times, we find anti-social elements loitering outside the school or college premises. The police should take up patrolling outside the colleges and schools and keep the anti-social elements at bay”, she demanded.
Condemning the rape incident, she said it is appalling that this heinous crime is committed in Goa in broad daylight when the whole country and the entire world is yet to recover from the shock and indignation after the brutal rape and murder of Nirbhaya in Delhi. “Immediately after the Delhi gang rape, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar went to town bragging that he had directed the Goa police to be extra vigilant about law and order in general and offense against women and children in particular. The crime chart of Goa has been spiraling upwards since the last few months. The Vasco incident has proved once again the total apathy and negligence of the police force in the state. The incident highlight total breakdown of law and order in Goa”, she asserted.
While expressing solidarity with the unfortunate family whose innocent child had to undergo a traumatic experience at such a tender age, she demanded swift action in apprehending the culprits, but in completing the investigation in record time and in ensuring the ultimate penalty of “death by hanging” the perpetrator of this dastardly crime. [H]