We have another outrage out of India in the rape of young girl . . . by police. Four officers of Chandigarh police were arrested but only one booked last week for raping, molesting and threatening a minor schoolgirl for two-and-a-half months. They were identified as constables Akshay, Sunil, Jagtar and Himmat Singh. There was a fifth officer also accused by the girl who said that she had to sneak out of school because the officers would be waiting to take her away for more sexual assaults. In what passes for responsibility in these communities, the rapists showed amends by offering for one of the officers to marry the victim so she could live with her rapist.
The girl said that “[s]ometimes I even scaled the rear wall of the school to go home to escape the policemen lying in wait at the entrance gate of my school.” The girl was on the verge of committing suicide, but finally told her brother sought help. Despite her account and supporting evidence, the police only charged one officer. Local leaders reportedly intervened to stop the prosecution of the other officers.
However, reports indicated that multiple policemen apologized to the girl and tried to convince her that one of them would marry her. In her statement, the victim said that it was Akshay who started exploiting her, but that Sunil and three others then joined him. Specially, she said “Jagtar and Himmat used to molest her and two of them had forced her to have physical relationship.” Yet, only one officer was charged in a gang rape case?
Source: Times of India