Delhi rape: Cop who offered bribe identified

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 22:04 hrs

The police officer who allegedly offered Rs 2,000 to the father of the five-year-old rape victim to not take the incident public has been identified, reports said Wednesday.

The father of the girl identified the policeman and Delhi Police´s Vigilance wing is expected to be submit a report on the matter on Thursday, media reports citing unnamed sources said.

The five-year-old girl had been kidnapped on Apr 16 while she was playing outside her home, and was kept captive in the basement of the same building where she lived.

She was rescued as neighbours heard her cries after being kidnapped, tied to a bed, starved and brutally violated with pieces of a candle and a bottle for two days.

The family of the victim allegedly faced harassment by the police when they tried filing a complaint and one officer even offered a Rs 2,000 bribe to not take the incident public.

Later, three police three police officers, including Assistant Commissioner of Police Bani Singh Ahlawat, were suspended for slapping a protester and misbehaving with the father of the victim.

The incident brought back memories of last December when a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died from her gruesome injuries.

The incident that had once again spotlighted lapses in security measures for preventing crimes against women putting the government in a tight spot, had flared an unprecedented public outcry across India.

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