Shivali suicide: Case registered against cop, two mediapersons
A case has been registered against a woman inspector and two journalists on the directions of the state home secretary following a probe report into the alleged suicide of Shivali in Jalandhar.chandigarh Updated: Sep 07, 2012 15:46 IST
A case has been registered against a woman inspector and two journalists on the directions of the state home secretary following a probe report into the alleged suicide of Shivali in Jalandhar.
Suspended police inspector Balwinder Kaur, photojournalist Brijesh Kumar and cameraman Ravi have been booked under IPC section 306 (abetment of suicide), assistant police commissioner Naresh Dogra said on Friday.
None of the accused have been arrested so far, he said.
A report submitted by Jalandhar inspector general of police, Gurpreet Singh Deo, has found that the deceased, a student of SD College for Girls, took the extreme step on August 30 after allegedly being humiliated by Kaur in front of mediapersons when stopped at a 'Naka'.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had asked Deo to conduct a thorough inquiry in the circumstances leading to the girl's suicide.
National Women Commission had also taken note of the incident with its chief Mamata Sharma visiting Jalandhar in the wake of the incident.
The case had been registered after taking into consideration the opinion of the Advocate General of Punjab, Dogra said.
Shivali (20), a BA student of Prem Chand Markanda SD College here was allegedly harassed by traffic police personnel when she was travelling in a car with a boy.
They were stopped by the traffic cops at the check-post near the College and publicly humiliated despite pleading that they were known to each other.
Despite her requests that it would bring a bad name to her and she would be forced to commit suicide, the lady inspector and her team allegedly humiliated the girl in front of mediapersons.
A couple of hours later, Shivali's body was found on a railway track nearby.