Adv. Aires Rodrigues representing the rape survivor and family has today alleged that the belated statement by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar that the Vasco rape case involving the seven year old would now be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was a mere eye-wash.
Adv. Rodrigues has accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of now trying to wash his hands over the police investigation that was politically botched up after the 7 year old little girl was mercilessly raped on January 14th in broad day light in the toilet of Deep Vihar School run by the Mormugao Port Trust where she was studying in the second standard.
Expressing doubts whether the CBI would even accept to take over the investigation at such a late stage, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had over the last four months personally supervised the hushing up of the case.
Stating that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had time and again publicly expressed doubts about the integrity and capability of the CBI, Adv. Rodrigues has wondered as to why the Chief Minister was now handing over the case to a body he has repeatedly stated he had no faith in.
Recalling that the police had dubbed the Vasco rape case as a blind case, Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that the police had in fact under the political pressure sabotaged the investigation even before it could start by even dropping some capable police officers who were part of the team investigating the Vasco rape case.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that everyone was fully aware of what transpired on that fateful day and the dubious unpardonable role of the Headmistress Sharlet Furtado and the other teachers in washing up and destroying all the evidence after that gruesome rape.
Stating that though this heinous crime against the 7 year old took place on January 14th, Adv. Rodrigues has expressed anguish that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had to date not cared to visit the victim and her grieving family.
Stating that it was appalling that the Chief Minister had shown such insensitivity to the plight of a 7 year old from a poor family who was raped, Adv. Rodrigues has wondered whether this would have been Manohar Parrikar’s approach if the daughter of one of his cabinet Ministers or MLA’s was a victim of such a dastardly act.