In a shameful act of crime against women, a girl has been allegedly molested by a policeman in Jammu on Thursday, which led to the simultaneous protest demonstration by people.
The incident happened in a moving mini-bus when a girl was on her way back to home in Vijaypur in district Samba from Jammu city.
The policeman Rajinder Singh, working as constable in Kot Bhalwal central jail was immediately arrested by police and taken to Bari Brahmna police station.
According to girl, the Singh boarded the bus at Gangyal area of Jammu and sat on the same seat where the girl was sitting and started to pull her cloths despite objection from the girl.
The girl tried to avoid the policeman in the bus and shifted from her seat but he continued to touch girl’s body.
“Despite objection he didn’t stop and started touching my body and holding my hand. After de-boarding the mini-bus at Bari Brahmna, the policeman started to follow me after which I started beating him,” the girl added.
But people who were inside the bus didn’t utter a word to policeman and it was only when the bus reached Bari Brahmna and girl got in scuffle with him. People standing nearby protested against the molestation and started raising slogans against J&K police.
Daughter of a policeman, the girl whose is in her 20s, is a boxer and plays for playing for J&K police occasionally.
She is pursuing graduation from government SPMR commerce college Jammu.
Taking advantage of being a boxer, girl punched Rajinder Singh several times before he was whisked away by flying squad of police present nearby the main diversion on Jammu-Pathankote national highway at Bari Brahmna.
“The incident happened in mini-bus when it was on way from Jammu to Bari Brahmna. When the scuffle started in Bari Brahmna bus stop, police swung into action an arrested the policeman who has allegedly molested the girl,” said Koushal Kumar, SP Samba told Hindustan Times.
Kumar said that a case under FIR number 131 of 2012 under section 294 RPC has been registered against Rajinder Singh of RS Pura area working as constable in Kot Bhalwal central jail. “Further we have started the investigation and nothing could be said before it is completed,” Kumar added.
Sources in police department told Hindustan Times that the policeman was drunk and has been taken to local hospital for medical examination.