BHOPAL: A 45-year-old woman, arrested on charges of dowry harassment, was allegedly gangraped by four cops inside a police station in Betul district, about 250 km from Bhopal.
Police said on Friday that the woman, from Jamwada villge, was arrested and produced before a local court after her daughter-in-law pressed dowry harassment charges against her on Tuesday. When the court refused to grant her bail, she was taken back to the Amla police station and in the same night, four policemen, including a head constable, allegedly raped her.
DIG BB Sharma, who is leading the probe into the incident, told media the inspector of the Amla police station was suspended and an FIR was lodged against the four accused policemen, who were on duty that night. But none of the accused was arrested till Friday evening. “We are investigating the case. Action will be taken once we complete the probe. The woman was sent for medical examination,” Sharma said.
The daughter-in-law complained of dowry harassment in the last week of May. Following the complaint, the woman was arrested on June 2 and was produced in the court on the same day. On June 3, she was transferred to the district jail where she told jail superintendent M S Baig that she had been gang-raped by four policemen inside the Amla police station. She lodged a written complaint to the jail authorities on Wednesday evening after which the district police superintendent was informed. A team of doctors conducted a medical examination of the woman inside the jail.
The accused policemen, however, denied the rape charge, saying the woman was levelling the charges to divert attention from the dowry harassment case.
Under dowry law, Accused deny Bail, even for women, when charges not yet proved. Judges acting on their own will. There are no Women Police Present when women is arrested and Jailed Above all Police Rape such False case Victims.
This is the Pathetic situation of Indian Law and Judiciary.