New Delhi: A Dalit woman, who was allegedly raped by three men four days ago, ended her life by suicide in Madhya Pradesh’s Narsinghpur district after police allegedly refused to lodge her FIR about the crime. Also Read - Denied BSP Ticket, UP Man Ends His Life; Makes Serious Allegations Against Mayawati in Suicide Note
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered that a case be registered against the local police official. Besides, he also directed to suspend two senior officials. Also Read - Shocker From Fortis Hospital in Gurugram: TB Patient Raped in Unconscious State During Treatment
“Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed stringent action against negligent police personnel including arrest of station in-charge & also removal of ASP & SDOP in connection with Narsinghpur incident. Clarification sought from Superintendent of Police who is on leave”, the Chief Minister’s office informed. Also Read - Two Men Cheat UK-Returned Doctor, Sell Him ‘Aladdin ka Chirag’ For Rs 2.5 Cr in Meerut
Meanwhile, the police have claimed that three persons, including one of the alleged rapists, have been arrested.
On Friday, assistant sub-inspector Mishrilal Kodapa of Gotitoriya police outpost was suspended for laxity in duty, said Gadarwara Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) SR Yadav.
“We registered a case today against Arvind and Parsu Choudhary, who belong to the same community as the victim, and another accused Anil Rai for gang-rape,” Yadav informed, adding that Arvind Choudhary has been arrested and a hunt has been launched for the other two.
The trio allegedly raped the woman on Monday when she was out in a field to cut grass for the cattle.
The SDOP, however, said the woman’s two nieces who saw the incident stated that the accused caught hold of her and teased her, but did not confirm that she was raped. When they raised alarm, the accused fled, the two girls told police.
The woman and her husband orally complained to the police on the same day but the complaint was not clear, Yadav claimed.
On Friday, when the woman went to fetch water from a tap, Leela Bai, another woman, allegedly taunted her, after which the victim went home and hanged herself, the police officer said.
Her husband alleged in his complaint that they were trying to get a case registered for the last three days but to no avail.
“We have arrested Leela Bai. Besides, Motilal, Arvind’s father too was arrested under IPC section 306 (abetment of suicide) as he had said something insulting to the woman,” Yadav said.
“We have registered a case of gang-rape and are investigating further,” he added.
(With PTI inputs)