Rohtak rape case: Accused in police custody
12 Jun 2008, 1337 hrs IST,PTI
ROHTAK: A local court on Thursday sent the two Haryana policemen, accused of raping a woman from Rohtak who subsequently committed suicide, to three days police custody. ( Watch )
Chief Judicial Magistrate Bhupendra Nath sent constables Balrarj Singh and Silak Ram to police custody till June 14.
The two policemen, who had been absconding since Monday when the woman committed suicide protesting police inaction to arrest the duo, surrendered before Rohtak police late on Wednesday evening, after which they were arrested.
The two accused had been slapped with the charge of rape by public servants on duty under section 376 B of Indian Penal Code, police sources said.
The duo was brought to Rohtak police station by their relatives who are also policemen, they said.
Singh and Ram had allegedly raped the woman in Rohtak on April 10. The woman committed suicide at the state police headquarters in Panchkula on June 9 expressing her frustration that no action has been taken against the accused.
The FIR in the rape case was registered 50 days after the rape incident and that too after the victim and her husband Subhash ran from pillar to post approaching senior officers pleading that action be taken against the guilty who had been roaming free.