SHO arrested for molesting girl in Jaipur

Swati Vashishtha | Updated: February 5, 2011, 4:19 PM IST

Jaipur: The Station House Officer (SHO) of a police station in Jaipur was arrested for molesting a 20-year-old girl.

The girl is one step closer to getting justice after she was sexually abused. Ramniwas Bishnoi, one of the accused policemen and an SHO was arrested after CNN-IBN reported the matter. The other accused head constable Lalchand Meena is on the run.

The duo allegedly assaulted the girl who they had illegally called in for questioning on January 23 in connection with a case involving her friend. The victim's father was made to wait outside, while she was allegedly harassed, sexually assaulted and asked to return the next day. She later attempted to commit suicide by throwing herself in front of a train.

The girl is now undergoing medical treatment. But reports indicate that the injury to her spine is permanent and that she has lost a leg as well. Women's groups are now demanding the arrest of the second policeman.

The accused have been charged with rape and extortion. Pressure is mounting on the state government to announce a compensation of at least Rs 50 lakh for the rehabilitation of the victim.

First Published: February 5, 2011, 4:19 PM IST

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