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

by   Apr 9, 2013 10:09 IST

#Girl child   #Rape   #ThatsJustWrong   #Uttar Pradesh  

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 police officials 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 survivor 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.

Image used for representative purpose only. Reuters

Image used for representative purpose only. Reuters

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

An FIR was lodged with the police by survivor's parents but shockingly the staff of the women's police station detained her in the 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