Haryana rape victim cremated
The family of the rape victim who committed suicide at the state police headquarters on June 9, kept the administration on tenterhooks for hours before agreeing to her cremation Wednesday evening.
Her husband Subhash and father Jagbir had insisted the body would be cremated only after the policemen accused of raping her — Balraj and Seelak Ram — were arrested.
Around noon, officiating Rohtak Deputy Commissioner PC Meena arrived to meet the family with a relief cheque for Rs 5 lakh. However, Subhash flatly refused to accept the monetary help.
After discussions, officials finally announced that Subhash would be given employment and Rs 21,000 as immediate relief. The relief amount would be deposited in the names of his daughters. The victim’s body was subsequently taken in a van to the cremation ground on Gohana Road, where Subhash lit the pyre.
Meanwhile, the Haryana government removed Inspector General of Police, Rohtak Range, Anil Dawra and Superintendent of Police, Rohtak, Hanif Qureishi. They have reportedly been shifted as authorities are unhappy with the manner in which the investigation was handled.
Another cop accused of rape
A Deputy Superintendent of Police at Pratapgarh, UP, has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman. Shivbaran Singh was arrested after a complaint by the woman accusing him of raping her was found to be prima facie true.
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