Bhopal gang rape: Survivor alleges police didn't want to register FIR, says 'culprits should be hanged on streets'

The 19-year-old woman who was abducted and raped allegedly by four men in Bhopal on Tuesday night has claimed that the police resisted her efforts to lodge a complaint, according to several media reports.

The survivor has also demanded action against the culprits, saying 'they should be hanged on the streets.'

The incident occurred when the victim was returning from coaching classes late on Tuesday evening and was accosted by four inebriated persons near the Habibganj railway station.

Three accused were arrested on Friday and investigation was on to nab the fourth one, The New Indian Express reported.

The survivor told Hindustan Times that the accused continuously slapped her and asked about her parents, but she did not tell them that she was the daughter of a policeman "otherwise they would have murdered me".

On Friday, five Madhya Pradesh police officers were suspended for delaying in registering an FIR.

The action followed a recommendation in a report on the incident submitted by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Sudhir Lad and the role of police personnel, who allegedly failed to act on the young woman's complaint.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday held a meeting with senior police officers and ordered action against the errant officers.

Chouhan also ordered formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the incident.

The Congress on Saturday said the gang rape in the heart of the state capital was a "blot" on the BJP goverment in Madhya Pradesh.

"Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should pull up his home minister as well as the DGP as the shameful incident took place right in the middle of the city and is a blot on the face of the BJP government," Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ajay Singh said in a statement.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Nov 05, 2017 14:58 PM

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