Delhi: Cops dismissed for rape attempt

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 07, 2013 05:07 hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi Police said they have dismissed two of its constables for allegedly trying to rape a young woman.
"Constables Amit Tomar and Gurjinder Singh have been dismissed to send a strong signal, that harshest measures will be taken even against police personnel if found guilty of abusing women, children and weaker sections," the Delhi Police said in a press release.

"Delhi police reiterates its resolve to come down heavily as per law against all those who indulge in perpetration of any crime against women, children and weaker sections of society irrespective of the victim's affiliation to any position of dominance or otherwise - more so, if they do happen to be donning the uniform which is for protection of rights of every citizen and never the contrary," the release said.

According to reports, the victim was roaming around with her two other friends near Vikaspuri police lines when the cops lured her to Singh's residence and allegedly tried to rape her.

The police said they will charge a chargesheet within one week. 

Earlier, a Station House Officer (SHO) of Delhi Police was suspended for allegedly asking a rape victim to strip and explain how she was sexually assaulted.

According to reports on Saturday, the woman alleged that the SHO of Uttam Nagar police station asked her to strip and 'explain in details' how she was raped when she went there to lodge a complaint.

The Delhi Police have initiated an inquiry into the incident.

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