A case of gangrape was filed against an SHO and four policemen in the capital after a woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted inside a police station in south-west Delhi, which led to angry protests in the area.
Gangrape has been confirmed, according to media reports.
The woman alleged that she was taken to the Inderpuri police station yesterday by two policemen to enquire about her husband, who the police said was a “local criminal involved in betting”.
“They put me inside a lock up and started hurling abuses and thrashed me. Then they took me upstairs where the SHO and four other uniformed men raped me. I can recognise them by face,” the woman told reporters.
The woman’s claims triggered protests in the area, where she resides, with a large crowd attacking and ransacking the police station.
The police said it had registered a case of gangrape against the five policemen after recording her statement late tonight.
“We have registered a case of gangrape against the five policemen after recording the statement of the victim,” Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told PTI.
Sources in the police said a Test Identification Parade would be conducted to identify the four personnel of the force.
The police, which handed over the investigation to the Delhi Crime Branch, shifted Station House Officer Pradeep Kumar to Police Lines to ensure “free and fair probe”.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government also directed the women’s commission to probe the matter.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who directed the Delhi Women’s Commission to probe the allegations, said it was shameful if such an incident had happened.