Nothing has really changed since the brutal Delhi gang-rape
, at least not the apathetic ways of Delhi Police
personnel. The stark reality came to fore yet again after it was highlighted how a Delhi Police SHO
asked a 13-year old girl who had been allegedly gang-raped
by four men to strip
inside the police station.
According to Indian Express
, the girl was gang-raped on September 28 by four men outside her home in JJ
cluster in Uttam Nagar
, while approaching Uttam Nagar Police Station to lodge her complaint three days later on October 1. The victim was reportedly accompanied by her parents.
Asked to narrate the incident by SHO Bhagwan Singh, the victim is said to have told him that it was a woman from neighbourhood who had lured her to a car parked outside their colony. The four men present inside the vehicle are said to have pulled her inside and raped her in turns, before dumping her.
Reportedly, the cop then rubbished her allegations as ‘imaginary’, asking her to strip to prove them. Bhagwan Singh is said to have even abused the minor’s parents. The allegations have been levied on SHO in written complaint by the girl to Joint Commissioner of Police
(south-western range) Tejender Luthra.
SHO Bhagwan Singh has been suspended following departmental enquiry
Following her complaint to higher officials, a case is said to have been registered against four persons and the woman in question has also been arrested. Cops at Uttam Nagar police station, however, claimed that case had been registered on when victim had first approached them.