Jalandhar City Police have suspended assistant sub-inspector Malkeet Singh and headconstable Vijay Kumar for dereliction of duty after they failed to register a case on being approached by family members of a 17-year-old girl with the rape complaint of their ward on Wednesday night. The two cops have been sent to Police Lines.
On Tuesday late night, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, after being abducted on a bike with the help of two of his friends, from the Khalsa college flyover in Jalandhar. The abduction took place near the Baradari police station and the Police Lines.
The main accused has been identified as Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, who is said have raped the girl and Karan, both residents of Khurla Kingra. The third accused has been identified as Ravi, who surname is not yet known. The girl knew Gopi as they lived in the same locality.
In her statement to the police, the girl said she was on her way home to Barring village with her cousin on an Activa at 10pm on Tuesday, when she was abducted. “When we reached the Khalsa college flyover, three bike-borne men chasing them. They forced us to stop, thrashed my cousin and one of them took me to her aunt’s house near Lambra village in Jalandhar on the bike,” the victim said.
Police have recorded the girl’s statement and registered a case under Sections 376 (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint) 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 365 (kidnapping) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) has been registered against Gopi, Karan and Ravi. DCP Rajinder Singh ordered the registration of a case and also ordered an inquiry into the failure of the police to register a case. ACP Jasvir Singh Rai said the cops had been suspended after a preliminary inquiry.