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Another Ruchika? Cop raped Raj woman, absconding for 13 yrs

Close on the heels of Ruchika Girhotra`s 19-yr-old molestation case making waves, another episode in which a top cop allegedly raped a tribal woman 13 years ago but has not been brought to justice has surfaced in Rajasthan.



Jaipur: Close on the heels of Ruchika
Girhotra`s 19-year-old molestation case making waves, another
episode in which a top cop allegedly raped a tribal woman 13
years ago but has not been brought to justice has surfaced in
Rajasthan.

The victim, hailing from Rajasthan`s Dausa district, who
was allegedly abducted and raped by an IPS officer, today sat
on a dharna here along with her family members and Independent
MP Kirori Lal Meena after she was not allowed to meet Chief
Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence.

Around 50 people led by the MP are on the dharna at civil
line railway crossing demanding justice for the victim.

"Gehlot had given us appointment for the morning, but the
police officer on duty at the CM`s residence denied us entry,"
the victim`s husband Khyali Ram Meena told reporters here.

The woman was allegedly abducted and taken to Noida in
Uttar Pradesh in January 1997 where she was allegedly raped by
former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Madhukar Tandon, then
posted in police headquarters and is now said to be
absconding.

State Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal said that the event
took place some years ago and the government will find out why
the official was not arrested and whether he is alive or dead.
The government will go into the matter, he said.

Khyali, who was a police constable, registered a case
against the IPS officer with a police station in Noida and
subsequently with Bandikui police station in Dausa.

"After that, I was continuously harassed by senior police
officers and pressurised to withdraw the case. At that time I
was posted in police lines Jaipur. They harassed me to such a
limit that I was forced to leave the job in 2002," Khyali
said.

"Since then I have been seeking justice and have written
to the Home Minister, the Chief Minister and the Prime
Minister," he said.

Police said they had submitted the chargesheet in the
case against Tandon, but by then he had absconded and was
later declared a fugitive.

MP Meena said that the dharna would continue till Gehlot
meets the woman.

PTI

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