Indian Woman Goes To Police To Report Rape And Is Allegedly Raped By Two Police Investigators

India flagAs the government deals with ongoing scandal and protests over the gang rape of a student in New Delhi, another woman has come forward with an equally horrific account: she was allegedly raped by the police inspector after she went to report a rape. Maan Singh, a senior sub inspector (SSI) posted at Akbarpur police station in Ambedkar Nagar has now been arrested.

The arrest occurred after police were told that Singh had brought the gang-rape victim from Ambedkar Nagar to the hotel and was raping her. The victim also accused Inspector AK Upadhyay of raping her.

Reports indicate that the woman was told by Singh that she should accompany him to Faizabad and appear before the deputy inspector general (DIG) Faizabad Range. He then allegedly took her to the hotel and raped her. She was somehow able to send a message to a neighbor. She says that she was raped previously by Upadhyay who is the immediate boss of Maan Singh. The victim also says that she has been threatened not to testify.

The report is of course deeply upsetting but only highlights the continued plight of women in India, which has a poor record on the investigation and prosecution of rape.

Source: Times of India

26 thoughts on “Indian Woman Goes To Police To Report Rape And Is Allegedly Raped By Two Police Investigators

  1. Eventually people are going to take the law into their own hands when this is the type of response is to be expected by the police.

    Seems like a systemic problem over there, the police misconduct that is.

  2. More here than meets eye. Why, after being previously raped by his superior, go back to complain to the same constabulary of a new rape occuring outside?

    No matter, it is systemic and symptomatic of India’s attitude to the lower castes, and inofficially women belong to their own, the lowest one.

  3. While the plight of women in India is a horrible ongoing concern, in addition to what Darren said, I’m going to have to say that the circumstances of this story do sound like something is going on here that is more than meets the eye. One usually doesn’t call the fox to report when chickens have been stolen.

  4. is this religious in nature? Singh is a Sikh name. What was the religion of the original rapist(s)?

    India has a good deal of corruption but I think, like Gene H., there is something more going on. My guess is that it has something to do with religion.

  5. Do I recall correctly? That the bus rapists were sikhs.
    Recall that the Sikhs most beloved temple was despoiled by (possibly) Hindus. Religion may be a factor. Any scholars on the question here?

  6. I don’t even need to read the article. If you’re a female In India, the police are not your friend if you’re attacked.@@

  7. If she has some relatives perhaps they can kill this schuck. India is close to being a Pirate Territory. Dont go there. Dont fly over. Keep your boat way off shore.

  8. seems like the United States to me. The article says that the woman was “threatened not to testify”. In my considerable experience, the government doesn’t prosecute witness intimidation. I have a lot of documentation that I was told that I would be imprisoned if I testified in Court, even if my testimony was truthful. I complained to DOJ and they said they weren’t obligated to prosecute and they left me subject to witness intimidation, did nothing to help me, and allowed the U.S. budget to pay for witness intimidation in the form of imprisoning potential witnesses without an evidentiary hearing, a criminal charge, or a bail hearing, as a method of suppressing my testimony about Federal crimes. Apparently there was a law for a while that the government was supposed to report criminal statutes that weren’t prosecuted but that was changed. I really think that the government of the United States in the form of the Department of Justice and U.S. Courts is corrupt. I don’t think that U.S. citizens have substantially more rights in the U.S. than women in India. In the U.S., according to documents filed in the District of Columbia 09-05621 and 11-01032, citizens can be imprisoned by the federal government without a criminal charge, an evidentiary hearing, a bail hearing, a right to cross examine witnesses, a right to an attorney, or a sentence that is in any way related to sentencing guidelines. I think what we have in the U.S. is third world justice and that anyone who thinks that there is procedural due process in U.S. Courts is mistaken.

  9. Good work Kay. Now it is not about you, but us. Still do not believe anyone will offer a rebuttal. Some ethical thingy prevents it. I mean criticizing the system of injustice will get you skit for the rest of your life.

    If you’re lawyer they have as many ways to take care of the lawyer as for any other citizen, and not just in the manner you present.
    All presumptions on my part.

    But closing ranks and a code of silence is ubuquitous the world over. If given a little bit of power, warm your hands with it and shut up.

  10. It’s easy to “take care of the lawyer”. Just let the lawyer win one out of 4 cases filed and he or she will have adequate income to shut up.

    Lawyers are disbarred for criticizing judges. Even pro se litigants, such as myself, are afraid to criticize judges.

  11. I find it totally uncalled for that people here should suggest religion had any factor in these events! What religion has ever expressed violence – particularly violence against women is ever OK? Why, thats unheard of!

    OTOH it is not MY, the one true and only correct, religion but one of *those* foreign ones I guess.

    I had been heartened in a way by scenes of riots in India over the non-prosecution of a gang rape. What made me ‘glad’ was that the mob was male. That it was men standing up for the safety of women made me thing perhaps we were getting somewhere. Now if they were only doing it because the victims belonged to their faith and the attackers to another that sense of progress I felt will be replaced with a deepening despair.

  12. @Bob Trent

    I think it is absolutely wonderful that the Internet allows victims of judicial misconduct to reach out and communicate with each other. There are international standards for judicial conduct too. Here is a link


    I don’t know very much about religion other than Christian and Judaism but one time I did an on-line search of the Old Testament and I found that most of the principles of modern law were recognized in the Old Testament. I also cited the story of St. Paul as common law proof that I was entitled to a post release evidentiary hearing as to why I was a Federal Prisoner without a criminal charge. Paul was imprisoned in Israel for preaching the gospel of Jesus. He was a Roman citizen and as such he demanded a post release hearing and he eventually got one before the emperor in Rome. I think that any rights that Paul had as a Roman citizen I am entitled to as a U.S. Citizen. Right now what I am trying to get is the records of the federal prosecutor. The U.S. Attorneys in the states in which I was held as a federal prisoner for 5 months say that they have absolutely no records of me but I don’t believe them because the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys also completely withheld a document and so far has not identified the System of Records although they are claiming a Privacy Act exemption. I think that the withheld document is from PROMIS, the Federal system of records for prosecutors, and that it discusses whether or not I should be prosecuted. The USMS entered the crime of “obstruction of court order” into the Warrant Information Network, the Prisoner Tracking System, and the National Crime Information Center.

  13. Frankly,

    My expression of religion being a cause, was clearly in the context of where religious conflicts cause defamation or despoiling the parties from the other religion. Rape is a common expression in tribal pillage and in modern times. A dramatic way of saying to the defeated men that we can not only win, you are so weak that we can plant our seed in their wombs.

    Hope I made the point clearer now.

    For all that I know you might be referring to someone elses useage.

  14. NB The raped woman was a student. Many students participated, mostly from the sidelines if coverage shown is to be believed. Inter-religion violence is a characteristic of India, but not only there but even in our own history.
    To say more is not motivated, Just a short list of victims:
    Gnostics, greek academies, hellenic temple worshippers, Cathars, those subject to the Inquisition, and then the endless conflicts between protestant fractions—-stopping there.

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