Bollywood Rape case media / police vs. custody rape by security and police personnel
The kind of promptness the Media and police has shown in a rape by Saieny Ahuja is rarely seen in cases of rape by security and police personnel. We all know about the Sophian rape case in J&K, here I will tell you about the laser known cases.
Both the cases are from Betul district in M.P.
In a first incident a dalit lady gang raped by four police men in Amla Police station - The story goes like this when Jankbai's 25 years old son after having caught his wife in compromising position with head constable N.P. Mishra of Amla police Station threatened to raise the issue the head constable made the same daughter-in-law of Jankibai complain against them that she faces dowry harassment's at the hands of Janki Bai's and her family. On the basis of the false complaint N.P. Mishra arrested Janki Bai, his son and Husband under section 498A on 1st June 2009. After Multai JMFC turned down their bail application the male were sent to Multai jail and janki Bai was taken back to Amla Police Station and was kept their for night and was raped. When she was brought at Betul Jail on 2nd June she reported the matter to the jail authorities who informed Superintend of Police, Betul.
The main questions are - 1-Despite she being granted Judicial Custody why was Jankibai was taken to Amla PS and kept their overnight. The police has no authority over accused ones he or she has been granted judicial custody. She should have been taken to women's cell at Betul Jail which is just 50 Kms from Multai and where incoming prisoner's are accepted till late evening and they are under legal obligation to receive them.. In case Had she been denied entry by Betul Jail she could have been kept with women police at Betul.
2-When she reported the matter to the authorities through jailer on her arrival to jail in the morning of 2nd June why was she not immediately medically examined and her stained clothes were kept for MLC.
3- Why was she not taken to hospital for her MLc and it was done at Betul Jail.
Actually through out the day on 2nd June police tried to persuade her to take back her complaint and after her refusal she was medically examined only on 3rd June and that to at the Jail premises itself. The member of visiting State Women's Right commission, Kamala Wdiwa who happens to be Doctor by profession, also examined Janki Bai at jail and confirmed that she had been subjected to physical assault and rape.
Though, the Betul Police has registered a case under section 376 of IPC against N.P. Mishra and three other unknown police men so far no arrest has been made. They have transferred head constable Mishra to Hoshangabad and Station In charge to some other districts.
Meanwhile, authorities and state government, politicians are trying hard to pressurise rape victim to change her statement.
In an another incident on 27th May 2009 a private company's security guards employed by MP Electricity Board at their Sarni Plant. shot at group of boys and women who tried to take on these guards when they molested a dalit women Savitriti Bai. A tribal boy Guddu Korku injured in the incident succumb to his injuries on 2/06/09 , Kevlram Suryavanshi is still serious in all total 5 people got injured in the incident. The police had just registered a case u/s 366,323,294, 34 and 304A and 287 of IPC. The security guards were bailed out just after their arrest.
. This is not the isolated incident we at Samajwadi Jan Parishad and Shramik Adiwasi Sanghthana has been exposing corrupt practice of Betul Police and we have taken up these issues. There are many criminal cases ranging from kidnapping with intention to kill to dacoity has been filed against us by MP Police and extenment notice also issued.
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