The Hush Post | 6:57 pm | One-minute read |
A rape victim in Mohali was made to shuttle between two police stations just to get her complaint registered. The 22-year-old victim from Himachal Pradesh was allegedly raped by a taxi driver on April 15. But it was only after two days that a case could be registered after the incident gained media attention. The NCW has also sought a report in the matter.
It is reported that the girl works at a call centre. The incident occurred on Monday morning when the girl was going to her office in a taxi. The accused took the victim to a secluded place and raped her. He then took the victim to a nearby village and again tried to rape her again. However, the girl managed to free herself and called the Mohali police control room. The crime scene falls under the Sohana police station.
On learning about the incident through the control room, Sohana police station SHO Daljeet Singh sent a junior constable to the spot from where the victim had called. The constable told the girl that since she was picked by the taxi driver from area falling under Phase-VIII police station, she should report the matter there.
On reaching Phase-VIII police station the girl was told to go back to the Sohana police. Distraught, the girl went back home.
After the matter was reported in the media, the police jumped into action and suspended Sohana Police station SHO Daljeet Singh. Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has also sent a notice to Punjab DGP seeking a reply.
A case has been registered against an unidentified man under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).