Six rape-accused cops suspended in Nepal

Nepal authorities have suspended 6 cops for their alleged involvement in the gangrape of a woman colleague during the Dussehra festival.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2009, 18:48 PM IST

Kathmandu: The authorities in Nepal have
suspended six policemen for their alleged involvement in the
gangrape a woman colleague during the Dussehra festival last

The Police Headquarters suspended assistant
sub-inspector Dan Singh Bhandari, constables Birendra Bam,
Karvir Thalal, Biradatta Badu, Jagadish Pandey and Naribhan
Mahatara, according Binod Singh, the spokesman of the Nepal

The action against the policemen came as
Superintendent of Police Prem Chand began a probe into the

The woman had filed a complaint at the Deputy
Inspector General´s (DIG) Office last week, accusing her six
colleagues of gangraping her on the night of September 27
after mixing drugs in her food. However, the six policemen
have denied the charge.

Expressing concern over the failure of the government
to ensure human rights of the people, a watchdog had asked the
authorities to punish those involved in the rape.

Human Rights Alliance, Nepal, had asked the government
to step up security and take action against the culprits. The
government has failed to prevent violence against women, the
watchdog said in a statement earlier this week.

Bureau Report