A massive protest is being held outside a police station in Rajasthan’s Dausa district after a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a cop. Villagers, who have turned up outside the police station in large numbers, beat up the sub-inspector accused of raping the girl.
Sub-inspector Bhupendra Singh, who was on election duty, allegedly lured the girl into his room and raped her. The accused has been arrested and is being investigated, Assistant Superintendent of Police Bajrang Singh said.
“A case has been registered in Rahuwas police station against an SI identified as Bhupendra based on the complaint by a family living nearby. They have accused him of rape. A medical examination is being done of the minor girl. Necessary action will be taken,” Mr Singh said.
As the news spread, villagers gathered around the Rahuwas police station in large numbers, shouting slogans against the police. They also beat up Bhupendra Singh before handing him over to the police.
BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena, who went to the spot, said, “There is a huge anger among the people over the incident of rape of a seven-year-old Dalit girl by a policeman in Lalsot. I have reached the spot to get justice for the innocent child.”
लालसोट में 7 साल की दलित बच्ची के साथ पुलिसकर्मी द्वारा दुष्कर्म की घटना से लोगों में भारी आक्रोश है। मासूम को न्याय दिलाने के लिए मौके पर पहुंच गया हूं। अशोक गहलोत सरकार के नाकारापन से निरंकुश हुई पुलिस चुनाव जैसे संवेदनशील मौके पर भी ज्यादती करने से बाज नहीं आ रही। pic.twitter.com/xnIB13eyWi
— Dr.Kirodi Lal Meena (@DrKirodilalBJP) November 10, 2023
The BJP MP has also announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the girl’s family.
“I have come here to help the girl. The sub-inspector has been arrested. For me, elections come afterwards, and my first priority will be giving the family justice. It is a shameful incident,” Mr Meena said.