Woman protester at Delhi hospital slapped by senior policeman

Woman protester at Delhi hospital slapped by senior policeman

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New Delhi Amid large protests at the Delhi hospital where a five-year-old rape survivor is fighting for her life, a police officer has been filmed slapping a woman demonstrator. Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar told NDTV that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bani Singh Ahlawat, who slapped the woman protester, has been suspended.

There was total chaos at the East Delhi hospital when Congress leaders Sandeep Diskhit and AK Walia arrived to meet the child's family. Since Friday morning, workers from Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party had clashed with the police, posted at the hospital  to check the seething crowd of demonstrators. (Read: Delhi incensed, protests over five-year-old rape and police response)

The child who went missing from her home on Monday was found on Wednesday evening locked into her neighbour's home. He has not been found. She had been sexually assaulted and mutilated. Her cries alerted neighbours who summoned the police.

Her father claim that cops had offered him a bribe of Rs 2,000 to "keep quiet." The Delhi Police has now suspended two cops for behaving in an inappropriate manner with the girl's parents. (Read)
Story First Published: April 19, 2013 15:55 IST

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