Hathras Gangrape case: UP CM suspends SP, four other cops

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday suspended Hathras Superintendent of Police (SP) Vikrant Veer and four other police officials over the gangrape and death of the 19-year-old Dalit woman.

“Adityanath has directed to suspend the SP, DSP, inspector and some other officials, based on the preliminary investigation report,” said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office. “Narco-polygraph tests of the SP and DSP will also be conducted.”

According to the sources, the action has been taken on the basis of a preliminary inquiry report of the SIT.

The SIT was constituted by the chief minister on September 30.

Earlier in the day, Adityanath said his government is committed to women’s safety and those who even think of harming the self-respect of women will face total destruction.

The 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Hathras, died on Tuesday prompting outrage, protests and calls for justice.

The woman was left paralysed with severe spinal cord injury after she was brutally gang-raped by four men in her village on September 14.