A TRIBAL was killed and another injured when five armed persons attacked the victims who had come to complain about an eve teasing incident, late on Sunday night.
Following the incident Aerodrome TI D S Ranawat has been line attached and four policemen ASI Ramesh Katiyar, head constables Vinod, Pappu Singh and Sanjay have been suspended for their negligence.
The police could not even find the body of the deceased or that of the injured as they lay in an open field throughout the night. The deceased died due to excessive bleeding, while the condition of the injured is critical.
According to police, a youth teased and then slapped Ram’s sister Vandana. Ram told his friend Chotu (22) and Vishnu about this and together they went to complain to the youth’s family.
They went to the house at around 11 pm, and found the entire family of Banjaras drinking. One thing led to another and the entire family comprising Bhagwan, Nanu, Kalu, Govardhan and Sardar attacked the three of them. While Ram managed to escape with injuries, Chotu and Vishnu were injured even as they fled.
Someone informed the Control Room about the attack and at around 11.30 pm, the Aerodrome police were informed that two persons had been attacked with knives in Rakhi Nagar.
A police team comprising ASI Ramesh Katiyar, head constables Vinod, Pappu Singh and Sanjay went to the area. However after a cursory search they told the senior officers that there had been no such incident.
However, early in the morning the residents of the locality saw two bodies lying in a nearby field, but by then Chotu had died and police sent Vishnu to hospital. There was anger among the residents of the locality who said that if the police had searched properly at night itself, Chotu might have been saved.
SP Anshuman Yadav said that TI Ranawat has been line attached due to his inadequate control over the police station, poor supervision of the staff under him and also his own dereliction of duty.
CSP Dhananjay Shah said that so far none of the accused have been arrested. He said all of them are from the same community – Banjara – and are daily wage labourers.