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Appoint DCP to probe into ‘suicide’: HC

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Navi Mumbai police commissioner to appoint a deputy commissioner of police to investigate into the alleged suicide of a Koparkhairane woman who was allegedly assaulted and molested by a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activist.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2010 01:42 IST
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The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Navi Mumbai police commissioner to appoint a deputy commissioner of police to investigate into the alleged suicide of a Koparkhairane woman who was allegedly assaulted and molested by a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activist.

On May 5, 2009, a mob attacked Mangal Jadhav’s (43) house, assaulted and molested her and her two daughters.

The harassment allegedly led Jadhav’s eldest daughter, Soujanya (27), to take an overdose on sleeping pills on June 27. She died on July 12.

The HC was hearing a petition filed by Jadhav, who alleged that the police failed to act on her complaint against Daji Sanas, a relative of NCP corporator Rupali Sanas. Jadhav’s lawyer Rajesh Bindra said though the police registered the case of the attack on the family, they refused to register an FIR on the girl’s suicide.

A division bench of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Mridula Bhatkar directed the police to ensure that the family is not harassed. A departmental inquiry has been initiated against six police officers for failing to act on Jadhav’s complaint.