We have been discussing of the continuing rape epidemic in India, including repeated rapes by police officers in that country or efforts by police to shield rapists. Police in Kolkata reached a new level of abuse in actually hijacking the hearse of a victim who was gang-raped and dumped at at a hospital for nine days with fatal burns. The police then tried to force the family to agree to an immediate cremation.
The family was waiting for relatives to arrive for the funeral and cremation but police hijacked the body when it was being trace to a mortuary and forcibly took it to the crematorium. A relative in the vehicle had to jump out of the hearse after it was hijacked. When the crematorium refused to carry out the cremation, the police went to the family and threatened members to try to get them to sign the form.
The family eventually agreed to the cremation in exchange for a promise of protection from the government. Yet, the question is why the police would want to destroy the body of the rape victim and whether forensic evidence was gathered before the cremation. The girl was reportedly raped before going to the police department and then raped again after returning from the department.
Source: India Times