Meerut: SHO suspended for freeing rape accused
SHO of Ramala police station had submitted the final report in the gang-rape case after an investigation of merely ten days.india Updated: Oct 15, 2017 22:20 IST
A day after a gang-rape victim committed suicide, the investigating officer of the case was suspended for giving clean chit to the five accused in just over 10 days, in West UP’s Bhagpat district.
According to reports, the SHO of Ramala police station had submitted the final report in the gang-rape case after an investigation of merely ten days.
Emboldened by a prompt clean chit, five accused molested the victim in a local market on Friday. They also allegedly threatened to rape her yet again. The incident forced the teenage girl commit suicide the same evening.
The matter got highlighted after the family of the victim refused to perform the last rites till the accused were arrested.
The police arrested all five accused on Saturday night and a fresh case was lodged by the father of deceased girl.
Baghpat’s superintendent of police demanded explanation for submitting final report in a hurry and later suspended the concerned SHO.
The father of the victim, who is a labourer, said a rape complaint against five youths of the village was lodged two months ago.
SHO Sharad Tilara investigated the case and submitted a final report after an investigation of barely 10 days.
“It was sheer negligence on part of the investigating officer and he has been suspended. Further investigation is being done in the case,” said Jai Prakaah, SP, Baghpat.
He said all the named accused had been arrested and sent to the jail.
First Published: Oct 15, 2017 22:19 IST