At a time when the outrage over the Hathras gang-rape incident is yet to die down, another gruesome incident has come to the four. However, this time, it is from BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh.
Notably, a 20-year-old woman was kept in lock-up and allegedly raped by five police personnel, including the station-in-charge for 10 days in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa.
Incident came to light on October 10
According to media reports, the woman alleged that five cops gang-raped her for 10 days in May in lock-up at Mangawan in Rewa. The woman, an accused in a murder case, is now in jail custody.
The incident came to light on October 10 when an additional district judge and a team of lawyers had gone for an inspection of the prison. As per newspaper reports, the woman made allegations against the cops before the additional district judge following which a judicial inquiry was ordered.
The woman reportedly told the legal team that she was raped by five cops at the police station between May 9 and May 21. The accused includes sub-divisional police in-charge, station in-charge and three constables.
She alleged that a woman constable had protested, but was rebuked.
Jail warden did not act
A lawyer, part of the legal team who visited the prison, said the woman told them that she had even told the jail warden about the rape three months back. The warden acknowledged that the woman had told her about the rape, according to media reports.
As per Supreme Court orders, legal teams routinely visit female inmates in prison and submit their reports.
While the woman claims she was raped between May 9 and 21, the police, however, said the woman was arrested on May 21, the media reports added.
Judicial probe ordered
The media reports also provide that the woman, a murder accused in jail custody, had made the allegations before a chief judicial magistrate and the team of lawyers.
The additional district judge recorded her statement and placed it before the chief judicial magistrate.
The chief judicial magistrate submitted it to the district judge, who then ordered a judicial probe.
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