A two-member team of the Madhya Pradesh Women’s Commission has recommended to the state government that the four policemen who allegedly raped a 45-year-old Dalit woman at a police station in Betul district, 200 km from Bhopal, be sacked.
The team made the recommendation after meeting the woman and concluding that she was raped. The report was first published by the Hindustan Times on Friday.
The state government has already taken administrative action against two officials of the Amla police station in Betul. “This is just an administrative action. Other action would be initiated after the investigations are completed,’’ Betul superintendent of police JS Sanswal told Hindustan Times on Friday.
The woman, hailing from Jambada village near Amla had alleged that she was raped through the night of Monday after being held at the Amla police station despite the absence of a female staffer instead of being sent to the district jail.