The Madhya Pradesh Police has chargesheeted three inspector rank officers and two sub-inspector rank officers for dereliction of duty in investigating and lodging FIR in Bhopal Indian Administrative Service (IAS) aspirant gang-rape incident on Monday.
Makrand Deuskar, inspector general of police (IG) law and order, confirmed the development. He said, “A show case notice has been issued to the Bhopal superintendent of police and A charge-sheet has been filed against three inspectors and two sub-inspectors.”
A 19-year-old girl was tied up and gang-raped for more than three hours on November 3. The sexual assault had occurred near the Habibganj Railway station, and hardly a few metres from a railway police post.
On the unfateful day, the victim took a shorter route to her home around 7pm, when she was grabbed by one of the accused. She tried to rescue herself but her perpetrators overpowered her, tied her and then raped her.
The victim and her family members then had told the media that the police officials on duty allegedly did not give ear to her complaint and had refused to investigate.
They also had said that the police officials accused them of making up a ‘filmy story’. The police had only started investigating after the victim and her family members dragged two of the victims to the police station.
On intervention of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan five police were suspended and a case was registered.