Bihar homeguard dismissed for allegedly raping woman

A Bihar homeguard was dismissed and two policemen, including a station house officer were suspended after a woman was allegedly raped inside a police station in West Champaran district of the state.

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2011, 00:45 AM IST

Bagha: A Bihar homeguard was dismissed and
two policemen, including a station house officer were
suspended today after a woman was allegedly raped inside a
police station in West Champaran district of the state.

Bihar Director General of police said action was taken
against the homeguard and the policemen after a complaint was
filed by the woman herself.
While the homeguard Muna Miyan was dismissed from
service for allegedly raping the woman, the SHO of Pathkhauli
police station Roshan Kumar and a constable on sentry duty
were suspended for negligence of duty, he said.

The woman, who claimed to have been thrown out of her
marital home at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, said she had met
the homeguard at Bagha railway station when she disembarked
from a train there while on her way to her parent`s house at
Gorakhpur.
Miyan, she said, later brought her to Pathkhauli police
station last night and raped her.

On receiving the complain, the homeguard was first
arrested and then dismissed from service, Neelmani said.

District superintendent of police A K Singh ordered an
inquiry into the role of the SHO and the constable on sentry
duty, both of whom were later suspended.

The woman was sent to Bettiah for medical examination.

PTI