Woman gang raped inside UP police station, SHO arrested
LUCKNOW: A woman was gang raped allegedly by four policemen
inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh. The SHO was arrested on Wednesday. The
incident took place on Monday when the woman went to meet her husband, detained
in connection with a case, in Sumerpur police station of Hamirpur district.
Hamirpur Superintendent of Police Virendra Shekhar said that
following a complaint by the woman, a first information report was lodged and
the station house officer (SHO) was arrested on Wednesday. Shekhar assured the
woman that no one would be spared if found guilty.
Three other policemen named in the complaint are absconding and
a search is on to arrest them, officials said. The woman told senior officials
a sub-inspector and three constables gang raped her when she went to the police
station to meet her husband on Monday.
Crime against women have witnessed a sudden spurt in the state
and on an average, 10 cases of rape are being reported every day.
BJP state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the incident was
another example of lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh. “Women are not safe in their
homes, out in the fields and now not even inside police stations,” he said.