Policeman suspended for not registering Dalit’s gangrape

June 17th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj Party Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) A policeman has been suspended in Uttar Pradesh for not registering the case of a 15-year-old Dalit girl who alleged that she was gangraped, police said Wednesday. Two of the three accused have been arrested.
“Station House Officer Ravindra Kumar Ravi with the Jhangha police station in Gorakhpur district has been suspended with immediate effect for not registering the rape case,” Superintendent of Police R.P. Pandey told IANS over telephone.

Police said the teenaged girl of the Roha village in Gorakhpur, 275-km from Lucknow, was Sunday abducted by three men of the same village and later raped by them at a secluded place.

“When the victim went to the police station to register the case against the accused, Ravi did not pay any heed and made her leave the police station without registering the case,” said Pandey.

Later the victim met the deputy inspector general of police (DIG), Gorakhpur, who Tuesday night suspended Ravi and ordered an enquiry into the case. Of the three accused of the rape, police Wednesday managed to arrest two men, Dhananjay and Rajaram.

Chief Minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) espouses the cause of India’s Dalits or socially marginalised communities.

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