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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, December 28, 2012
Taking cognisance of the unfortunate and tragic incident of suicide by a rape victim of village Badshahpur in Patiala district, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday constituted a high level team headed by assistant director general of police (ADGP crime) Jaswinder Singh to visit the village and victim's family to thoroughly probe into the matter.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the chief minister's office said that being sensitive to gender IG (crime) Shashi Prabha Diwedi along with IG (zonal) Patiala Paramjeet Singh have been included in the team. The team would also look into the aspect of dereliction of duty by any officer right up to the level of SSP in the entire incident.
The chief minister has directed the team to visit the village today itself to ascertain the facts which led the victim to commit suicide. The spokesperson further said that commissioner Patiala Division, deputy commissioner and SSP Patiala had already been deputed to the village by the chief minister.

Meanwhile, Badal had also asked the Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Surjeet Singh Rakhra to personally visit the bereaved family on behalf of the state government, added the spokesperson.