Rape victim dies after consuming poison outside cop’s officeMay 6th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), May 6 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for the Haryana police, a young woman who had alleged that she had been raped earlier, died after she with her husband consumed poison outside the office of a police officer here as no case had been filed despite her complaint.
The victim, Alka, died at the Civil Hospital in Rohtak, some 250 km from Chandigarh, while her husband Sunil was admitted in a serious condition, Rohtak district police chief Alok Mittal said.
Both were rushed to the hospital after the police personnel noticed that she was vomiting outside the office of the Rohtak range Inspector General of Police (IGP) V. Kamaraj.
She took the extreme step after she failed to meet the inspector general of police (IGP).
Alka had been alleging that five people had raped her in Samalkha town in Karnal district last year. The police there did not register a case despite her complaint. She then met the IGP who forwarded her complaint to the Karnal district police chief.
However, the case was later cancelled by the police who said that nothing could be found during investigations.
Senior Haryana police officials here and in Chandigarh refused to comment on this incident.
The latest suicide by a rape victim is another embarrassment for the Haryana police and the state government within one year.
In June last year, another young woman, Sarita, had consumed poison inside the Haryana police headquarters in Panchkula near Chandigarh, alleging that the police were not taking any action on two of its own personnel who had raped her inside a police station in Rohtak April last year.
Incidentally, Rohtak is the home town of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. His son, Deepinder Singh Hooda, is the sitting MP from Rohtak.
Haryana goes to polls for all its 10 Lok Sabha seats Thursday.