Two cops suspended in Gorakhpur for negligence in rape case

Two policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district have been suspended and a case has been filed against them for their alleged inaction in a gangrape related to a minor girl who was brought to their police post on Tuesday night after the incident.

The action was taken after the involvement of Gorakhpur police chief Jogendra Kumar, who saw a viral video of the victim on Wednesday in which she tells the crime.”As soon I got to know, I and other officers intervened. The matter was brought to the notice of the district magistrate. The survivor’s statement was taken and a case of gang rape has been registered.

The police post incharge and the constable posted there did not take action in the matter, so both have been suspended, However, a case under the section ‘ Public Servant disobeying direction under Law’ has been filed against them.

Jogendra Kumar, Gorakhpur’s police chief, said in a statement on Twitter “ We have taken one person named by the survivor into custody and are getting a medical examination of the survivor conducted,”

The survivor is a dancer at a local orchestra and was returning home from work on Tuesday night when the alleged gangrape took place.

“I was returning home after the dance performance. There were two other girls with me. They offered to drop me home, but I asked them to go on and I would manage to go alone. But then these men approached me, caught hold of me, and they gagged me. They even threatened me and said they would kill me,” the girl can be heard saying in a video that has been circulating on social media since Wednesday.