UP: Cops penalised for mutely witnessing insult of a Dalit woman

Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 19:28

Firozabad: Three policemen were suspended
on Sunday and one SHO sent to the lines for standing as mute
witnesses while a Dalit woman`s hair was cut by locals after
she was found allegedly in an objectionable position with two
youths, official sources said here.

While SHO Narkhi Ramashrai Singh were sent to lines,
two policemen Ratan Singh and Rajendra Prasad were suspended,
they said.

The hair of a 24-year-old Dalit woman had been
forcibly cut by locals in the presence of these policemen on
April 15 after she was caught by them allegedly with two
youths Dharmendra and Kamlesh in an objectionable position in
Pachwan area here.

While the youths were booked by the police on the
basis of a complaint of the family members of the woman, an
FIR has been registerd against over 10 persons including three
women, they said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 19:28

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