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UP women cops suspended after selfies in hospital room of acid attack survivor

The purported photographs show the three constables sitting near the bed of the victim in the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2017 11:41 IST
Acid attack survivor
Two constables have been suspended and a probe has been ordered against the third, who is a Railways Police employee.(ANI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh Police have suspended two women constables who allegedly clicked a selfie with an acid attack victim inside the trauma centre of a Lucknow hospital.

A purported photograph showed the three constables sitting near the bed of the victim in the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow.

A Satish Ganesh, inspector general (Lucknow zone), termed the three constables “insensitive” and said “Immediate action will be taken against them”. Two of them -- Rajni Bala Singh and Daisy Singh -- were suspended after an inquiry while a probe is on against the third.

The 45-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink acid by two men on board a train, marking the fourth such attack on her by the same group of suspects.

The alleged crime came to light after the woman got off the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express at Lucknow’s Charbagh station on Thursday morning and managed to scribble her plight on a piece of paper , which she gave to the government railway police.

The same group of men have previously allegedly gang-raped her and attacked her with acid, all over a property dispute in her home of Unchahar, 100 kilometres from Lucknow, police said.