HOSUR:Two policemen, including a sub-inspector and head constable of Anchetty police station, were suspended for dereliction of duty. They were punished as they failed to take immediate action after the rape of a disabled minor girl.
According to police sources, Krishnagiri Superintendent of Police P Kannammal suspended Jalapathy the sub-inspector and Senthil Kumar the head constable.
A 17-year old deaf and dumb girl from a remote village in Denkanikotta taluk near Hosur was gang-raped on Dececember 25. Geetha (name changed) took food for her father who was working on a farm. She was returning home alone at 6 pm when four youths gang-raped her.
While returning home after sometime, the girl’s father saw her lying unconscious on a field. He took her to Denkanikotta GH. After five days, a complaint was registered by the All Women Police Station, Denkanikotta. There was inordinate delay by Anchetty police in taking up the case.
After intervention by the Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of All Types of Differently Abled and Caregivers (TARATDAC), local police took action and arrested four persons, including a local panchayat ward member.
As the victim’s father felt that the medical examination was unsatisfactory, he filed a suit in Madras High Court seeking CBI enquiry.
The court ordered immediate monetary relief to the victim while also directing a fresh medical examination. The second medical examination done after court directive contradicted the first medical probe.
Meanwhile the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Brinda Karat wrote to the State Director General of Police about the lethargic and irresponsible way in which Krishnagiri police were sabotaging the processes of justice involving a hearing and speech impaired girl.