Teen allegedly gang-raped commits suicide after cops 'refused to help her'

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 14:06 hrs

Patiala: An 18-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by two persons, committed suicide as police failed to take action against the accused, after which one policeman was sacked and another suspended.

Police sources said here on Thursday that on the night of Diwali (November 13) the girl of village Badshahpur was allegedly raped by two persons Balwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh with the connivance of one woman Shinderpal Kaur.

The victim had reported the matter with the police station Ghaggha of the district but the Station House Officer registered the FIR after 14 days--on November 27 under various sections of the IPC including 363, 376 and 34 IPC.

Police sources said the girl consumed poisonous substance at her house and succumbed in a nearby hospital on Wednesday night, police sources said.

Inspector General of Police, Patiala, P S Gill said here on Thursday that the SHO not only delayed the registration of case but did not inform the senior officers about the incident.

SHO Gurcharan Singh was on Thursday dismissed from service while Assistant Sub-Inspector Nasic Singh has been suspended, the IGP said.

Police sources said Gurcharan used to ask the victim embarassing questions relating to the alleged rape every time she used to visit the police station to find out about follow-up action on her complaint.

SP (Detective) Pritpal Singh Thind has been asked to investigate the matter and submit a report within a week.

All the accused of rape have been arrested, Gill said.

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