Now, woman raped inside police station in Kushinagar district (India)

Posted on July 24, 2012

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LUCKNOW: Yet another woman has accused a police officer and a village chowkidar of raping her inside a police station in Kushinagar. The victim’s medical examination has confirmed rape. A case of rape and assault has been lodged against the two accused who are absconding.

Recently, a sub-inspector posted at Maal police station on city’s outskirts was arrested on charges of raping a woman inside the police station while a similar allegation was made against an SI in Sitapur. In Sitapur, the district police chief came to the rescue of the accused SI and eventually the victim herself was charged with lodging a false complaint.

In Kushinagar, a middle aged resident of Gaunahi village under Khadda police station was allegedly raped by a village chowkidaar and sub-inspector of the same police station on July 17. The village chowkidar Vijay Verma took the victim, aged around 35 years, to meet sub-inspector Virendra Kumar on the pretext of arranging a job of woman village chowkidar for her.

The victim, whose husband is a labourer and works outside UP, stays with her in-laws.

At the police station, the woman was made to consume liquor. Thereafter, she was first raped by the chowikdar and then by the S-I on July 17. The woman claims to have been knocked off unconscious.

Later, the victim managed to flee from the police station and told her in-laws about the incident. She also informed her husband about the incident who rushed to Kushinagar. The family then tried to lodge a police complaint but was turned away by the cops. It was only after the incident came in the media on Sunday, the complaint was filed at the instance of circle officer Vinod Kumar. The victim was sent for the medical examination.

Though senior officers had learnt that woman’s charges were true, they waited for her medical report to lodge a case of gangrape against the two accused. The victim has been admitted to the district hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, theaccused S-I along with five other cops who were present at the police station at the time of inicdent have been suspended

ADG Crime Jagmohan Yadav has directed IG Gorakhpur Bhavesh Kumar to visit the crime scene and the victim and initiate early arrest of the accused. Shortly after the incident came to light on Sunday, the accused SI proceeded on emergency leave and is untraceable since then. Senior officers have assured security for the victim and her family in case there were complaints of any threat to them from the accused.

Source: The Times of India

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