This Article is From Dec 30, 2012

Patiala suicide: Cop who allegedly hushed up rape case arrested

Patiala suicide: Cop who allegedly hushed up rape case arrested

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Patiala: Two days after his dismissal for allegedly showing apathy in handling case of a gang-rape victim, the assistant sub inspector of police was today arrested near urban estate area here.

"The ASI Nasib Singh, who was dismissed from service on Thursday and was on Friday booked for abatement to suicide of the gang-rape victim, has been arrested," IG Patiala Zone PS Gill said here today.

The 18-year-old victim committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substances in Badshahpur village on December 26, as police failed to take action against the accused, after which one policeman was dismissed and two others were suspended.

On the night of Diwali (November 13), the girl was allegedly raped by Balwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh with the connivance of a woman, identified as Shinderpal Kaur.

In her suicide note, the girl mentioned harassment by police and the fact that she was being pressurised allegedly by them to compromise with the rapists.

She alleged that she was also being threatened by rapists who were roaming freely. The accused have been arrested.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday constituted a high-level team headed by Additional Director General of Police (Crime) Jaswinder Singh to visit the village to probe the matter.