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Demonstrations against ‘Paedophilia’ instincts in Bengaluru

The demonstration was in wake of a brutal rape of the three-year-old girl, dumped in a six feet deep pit to die by the accused

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Bengaluru, Feb 28, 2016: A peaceful demonstration against paedophilia instincts near the HAL police stated was staged by the huge number of people, including parents also demanding quick action by police relating to the matter. The demonstration was in wake of a brutal rape of the three-year-old girl, dumped in a six feet deep pit to die by the accused.

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The parents and children were observed wearing black and holding a placard as a mark of protest. Some policemen were also seen joining them with unanimity. The Police Commissioner also gave the consent to child’s safety, “assured strict action against accused”, he tweeted.

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The accused was arrested on February 18, under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (Posco). Not only the criminal but also the school has been booked under Posco for playing negligence on their part and failing to report the offence.

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The Chief Minister have asked the Police Commissioner to investigate deeply into the matter and respective child abuse reporting. “Education & Women & Child Dev Depts must ensure strict implementation of Child Protection Policy in schools. Time for a public info campaign”, he said in another tweet.

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With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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