UP police put 10-year-old rape victim behind bars

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:37

Bulandshahr: The callous response of police came to fore when a 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped, was put behind bars by women cops after she approached them to file a complaint along with her mother.

Two women constables have been suspended while two sub-Inspectors including the station-in-charge have been sent to police lines following the incident, SSP Gulab Singh said.

The victim spent several hours behind the bars after her mother brought her to a women`s police station to lodge a complaint against a local goon for allegedly raping her. She was rescued only after locals protested over the matter.

According to Singh, the minor from Meerpur village here was found lying unconscious in a field by her parents last night where she had been dumped after being allegedly raped.

An FIR was lodged with the police by victims` parents but shockingly the staff of the women`s police station detained the victim in lock-up.

The girl`s medical examination will be conducted to confirm rape and investigations are on, Singh said.

The local goon accused of raping the minor is absconding, he added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 22:23

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