The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday evening suspended Hathras superintendent of police (SP), deputy superintendent of police (DSP), station inspector and some other officials over the gangrape and death of the 19-year-old Dalit woman that has triggered nationwide protests. Also Read - Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Govt Over Rising Incidents of Crime Against Women in State
The suspension came hours after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vowed ‘exemplary punishment’ for the culprits that would be remembered by future generations. Also Read - Month After Gangrape & Murder of Dalit Woman, 4-Year-Old Raped by Cousin in Hathras
According to reports, narco polygraph tests of SP and DSP will also be conducted, the UP Chief Minister’s Office said.
Earlier on Friday, CM Yogi said his government is committed to women’s safety and those who even think of harming their self-respect will face complete destruction.
“Total destruction of those who even think of harming the self respect of women in UP is inevitable,” Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi.
Such people will get exemplary punishment that would be remembered by future generations, he said.
“They will get such a punishment that it will set an example. The UP government is committed to the safety and development of mothers and daughters,” CM Yogi Adityanath said, adding that “this is our resolve and promise.”
Earlier, the station house officer (SHO) of Chandpa police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, under whose jurisdiction the 19-year-old Dalit woman was gangraped, was transferred to the district police lines for his “failure to promptly act” in the case.