Punjab and Haryana HC orders police to file Patiala gang-rape case report by Jan. 8

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 10:30 hrs

Taking suo moto cognizance of the Patiala rape case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the state police and ordered it to submit a detailed report on the case.

Patiala Police, which has been asked to submit its report by January 8, 2013, has been told to reveal what actions have been taken against those responsible for the teen's trauma.

A 17-year-old gang-rape victim in Patiala has committed suicide because the police allegedly embarrassed her and refused to register a case for over a month.

The girl, who drank poison to kill herself, was found dead at her home on Wednesday night.

According to reports, the police officer running the station where she tried to get her case filed, has been pulled up for dereliction of duty. Meanwhile, two more police officials have been dismissed and another suspended.

Her two alleged rapists were arrested on Thursday along with another woman accused of serving as an accomplice.

The Punjab Government has ordered the state's Inspector General of Police to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within a week.

Before the teen's death, there had been no arrests in connection with her case. The teen was sexually assaulted on Diwali by two men.

The victim's family decided to file a police case two weeks after the attack despite threats from the rapists and their associates.

According to reports, the girl's family has alleged that the cops refused to register a case and that they summoned the teen repeatedly to the police station and humiliated her. (ANI)

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