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Across UP,cops on wrong side of law

DSP suspended for hitting woman.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 19, 2013 1:46:42 am

DSP suspended for hitting woman.

A DSP,posted as circle officer in Aligarh district,was suspended on Thursday for hitting a woman who was part of a group protesting alleged police inaction over the suspected rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.

Aligarh Range DIG Prakash D said the girl was probably strangled to death,but they are waiting for the post-mortem report to get an exact finding about the cause of death and also if the girl was raped.

He said that the six-year-old girl went missing since last night. She had been sleeping in the verandah of her house in Banna Devi police station area. The girl’s family searched for her and found the body lying about 200 metres from their house around 7 am,said the DIG.

He said that people from the area gathered in Nagla Kala area and blocked the road by placing the girl’s body there. They alleged that the police were informed early in the morning about the girl’s disappearance,but the cops did not act on the complaint.

Prakash said the police rushed to the site of agitation and tried to pacify the mob,but they started pelting stones on the forces. Circle Officer AK Singh also reached there and applied force to disperse the people.

The video footage showed the CO hitting a woman while two constables,including one from PAC,were seen beating up women and children.

Following directives from the DGP,the DIG conducted an inquiry and sent a report to the headquarters. He was told this evening that the CO has been suspended. He had already ordered suspension of the two guilty constables,said the DIG.

SO,S-I arrested in Bijnore

The Bijnore police on Thursday arrested suspended station officer (SO) Ramji Lal and sub-inspector Raj Singh of Afzalgarh police station for not lodging an FIR of gangrape,and also for alleged illegal detention and beating up the victim in police custody.

Bijnore Superintendent of Police Sunil Chandra Bajpai said that a case under section 166 A sub-section (c) of Criminal Law Amendment Act,which was introduced this month only,and IPC sections 323,342 and 504 has been registered against the former SO,S-I and a lady constable Sukhraj Kaur.

The SO and the S-I face charges under Section 166-A (c) for failing to record information given to them which was related to a cognizable offence under IPC section 376 D (gangrape),said the SP. Other IPC sections are lodged against the S-I and the constable for illegal detention of the gangrape victim,beating her up and criminal intimidation. The lady constable has not been arrested as she is unwell,said Bajpai.

He said he initiated the action of lodging an FIR and arrest of the policemen after he conducted an inquiry and found them guilty of the charges.

The SP said that during enquiry he came to know that the 15-year-old daughter of a labourer of Rasoolpur village had gone to the field on the evening of April 11. She allegedly was abducted by two youths of the same village Rashid and Anees,who took her into the thickets nearby and raped her.

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