Mob turns violent after woman alleges gang rape by cops in Delhi

June 23rd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) An angry mob pelted stones Tuesday at a police station in the capital after a woman alleged gang rape by five policemen, including an officer, inside the premises of the police station.
The woman alleged that the station house officer of Inderpuri police station in southwest Delhi along with four other policemen Monday raped her inside the police station.

According to the woman, a police team came to her Inderpuri residence Monday night looking for her husband, who police said was involved in the betting business.

“My husband was not at home and the cops asked me to come with them to the police station for questioning. They raped me by turns and later threatened me with dire consequences if I revealed the incident to anyone,” she told a news channel.

The woman then informed her husband of the incident who took her to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital.

“She was inconsolable and told me about the whole incident. I along with other family members took her to the hospital where doctors are treating her. I informed the police but they did not register any complaint,” said the woman’s husband.

Rajan Bhagat, Delhi police spokesperson told IANS: “We cannot comment on the incident now as we are awaiting the medical report of the woman. The Crime Against Women Cell is investigating the matter.”

S.K. Sharma, chief medical officer at RML, said: “The preliminary medical report of the woman does not confirm rape and we have sent her clothes to the Forensic Science Laboratory, Rohini for further confirmation.”

Angered over the incident, a nearly 200-strong mob threw stones at the Inderpuri police station demanding that the complaint be registered.

The security outside the police station was increased and extra police force was deployed to handle the angry mob.

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