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Cop shoots wife: GMSH-16, family protest police inaction

The SSP UT police has handed over the charge of verifying the allegations levelled to DSP Crime UT Police.

Family members and relatives of deceased block road in front of GMSH-16 on Saturday.
Family members and relatives of deceased block road in front of GMSH-16 on Saturday.

Anguished by the inaction of the Chandigarh Police, the family members of the deceased Dimple and the employees of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, held a protest in the hospital premises.

Raising slogans against the UT Police, they demanded justice for the deceased and suspension of the cops who did not take any action on the complaints.

Family members have demanded the suspension of  in charge of the police post in Sector 24, and Malkiat Singh, SHO at police station-11, for their alleged negligence in not taking timely action.

The SSP UT police, Sukhchain Singh Gill, has handed over the charge of verifying the allegations levelled to DSP Crime UT Police. A case has been registered against the accused.

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The SSP has also given a job assurance to the children of the deceased.

Dimple, a class four employee of GMSH-16, was shot dead by Chandigarh Police Constable Anand in broad day-light on Friday with a service-revolver. As per the doctors, “two bullets have been recovered from her body; one was shot in her back which passed though her chest while another was shot in her arm.”

“Anand used to threaten my sister on gun-point, using his service revolver. He used to misuse the power given to him by the government. Several times, he had pointed his revolver towards Dimple, her children and my father,” said Santosh, sister of the deceased.

“We had complained to the police about the misuse of power by Anand. However, every time they would shoo us away stating, “he hasn’t shot her yet,” another sister added.

At present, Anand, who also tried to shoot himself, is admitted in GMSH-16.

The gate meeting and rally continued from 10 am to 1pm. “The rally was to show our anger towards the Chandigarh Police, who did not take any action earlier. Had they taken timely action, she would have been saved,” said Vinod Kumar, from a sweepers’ union.

Volunteers of AAP said, “We are with Maam Chand, father of the deceased.”