Dalit girl rape: cop dismissed

A member of the National Scheduled Castes Commission visited Ferozabad on Tuesday to take account of the alleged rape of an 18-year-old Dalit girl by the former station officer of the Fariha police station.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: February 11, 2009 12:19:12 am

A member of the National Scheduled Castes Commission visited Ferozabad on Tuesday to take account of the alleged rape of an 18-year-old Dalit girl by the former station officer of the Fariha police station. Satyendra Sheel,the accused policeman,has been dismissed.

He was suspended on Monday after the victim’s brother lodged an FIR accusing him of raping his sister within the police station premises.

Satya Bahin,the member of the SC Commission,met the DM,the SP and the Zila Samaj Kalyan Adhikari and collected the details of the incident and the action initiated into the matter.

She will meet the victim on Wednesday to record her statement.

Bahin said: “The girl is still kept at the Mahila police station and is being harassed even though there is no need to make her stay with the police. The ASP Ferozabad told me that the girl was keen to return to her village.”

A report into the matter will be prepared and action will be taken after going through her statement,she added.

Ferozabad ASP Jagdeep Singh,who is supervising the investigation,said: “The girl was staying with her brother in the city for last several months. Her parents live in a village. She was not ready to go to her parents even though her brother was forcing her to return. Hence,she has been kept at the Mahila police station.”

ADG (Law & Order) Brij Lal confirmed the dismissal of Sheel but refuted the charge of rape. He said the inquiry revealed that the SO had taken the girl in a room and misbehaved with her. The allegation of rape has not been corroborated in the medical examination,Lal added.

The Superintendent of Police Ferozabad,Chandra Prakash,said: “The member of the SC Commission collected the details about the rape of the girl by two youths earlier and the one in which Sheel was involved.”

The girl,a resident of Keshpura village,had come to the police station to record her statement after her brother lodged an FIR at the Fariha police station on February 7,alleging that two local men had raped her.

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