Union Minister Giriraj Singh today visited the 14-year-old tribal rape victim in Tripura and attacked Chief Minister Manik Sarkar for "miserably" failing to provide good governance.
"Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar may be known for his clean image and 'non-corrupt' tag but he has failed miserably in providing good governance to the people," Singh on his 2-day visit to Tripura said, said.
A press release issued in Delhi said that he was accompanied by newly appointed BJP State President Biplab Deb, who provided the victim's family financial assistance of Rs 50,000 on behalf the party.
Tripura state BJP in-charge Sunil Deodhar said in a statement that while every Indian was celebrating Republic Day, the tribal girl was brutally raped in the North Eastern state.
The girl was returning home with her brother in the evening when two accused - Sudhir Debbarma and Athens Debbarma - attacked them in Chachu Bazar area in Mohanpur and raped the girl after locking the brother in one room, he said.
Later, the girl and her brother tried to commit suicide by consuming poison. They were admitted to government hospital, where the girl is stated to be critical still.
The accused are absconding and police and the government are not keen on arresting the accused booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Deodhar claimed.