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Amarinder expresses shock over rape, suicide

HT Correspondent  Chandigarh, December 27, 2012
First Published: 18:44 IST(27/12/2012) | Last Updated: 18:45 IST(27/12/2012)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed shock and grief over the tragic and shameful incident of rape of a girl and her subsequent suicide, after she was pressurised by the policemen to enter into a compromise with the rapist.

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In a statement issued here on Thursday Capt Amarinder said that it was quite shocking that such heinous and shameful incidents were taking place everyday which vindicated the Congress stand that law and order situation has touched its nadir in the state.

"The way these incidents are taking place the time is not too far when the President's rule would be the only option in Punjab", he said.

Maintaining that dismissal of the cops was no solution, he said that the government needs to find reasons as to why all this is happening in the state.

He also said that it needs to be ascertained at whose behest the concerned SHO was trying to pressurise the girl to go for a compromise that forced her into committing suicide.

Reiterating his demand for enforcing discipline and order, Capt Amarinder said, the government needs to tame the elements that are influencing the functioning of the police, and forcing them into wrongdoings which leads to tragic situations like the suicide of the girl.

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