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5 Haryana cops convicted for raping woman who later committed suicide

India on 08 August 2013
Location : Haryana, India | Source : India Today.

Five Haryana Police officials have been found guilty and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment in connection with a rape case.

The Special Judge for CBI cases, Ambala (Haryana) has sentenced Balraj, then Head Constable and Silak Ram, then Constable to undergo ten years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.40, 000 each and other three then Head Constable Ramphal, Randhir Singh and Ram Dhari to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs. 5,000 each in a case related to rape of a resident of Rohtak (Haryana).            

A case was registered in CBI on July 24, 2008 on the order dated July 24, 2008 of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh to investigate the offences relating to rape and suicide of the victim

Earlier, FIR No. 341 dated May 31, 2008 under section 376-B/34 IPC was registered in Police Station City, Rohtak on the complaint of the victim. 

In the complaint, the victim had alleged that her husband was arrested by CIA-1, Rohtak on April 9, 2008 from village Singhpura Khurd in connection with a motorcycle theft case and was produced in the Court on April 10, 2008.

The victim was called to CIA Staff, Rohtak on April 10, 2008 by then Head Constable Balraj.  Balraj and one other person committed rape with her in the room adjacent to the main gate in CIA, Rohtak. 

Being aggrieved with the investigation of Haryana Police, the rapists being police officials and no action being taken by the local police, the victim committed suicide on June 9, 2008 in Police Headquarters, Sector-6, Panchkula.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the  CBI to investigate the offences relating to rape and suicide of the victim.

The CBI completed the investigation related to the rape in 47 days and filed the charge sheet in the court on September 8, 2008 against then EHC Balraj and Constable Silak Ram, posted in CIA, Rohtak under section 376 (2) (a) and (g), 506/34 of Indian Penal Code in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Ambala (Haryana).

The CBI also filed supplementary charge sheet on April 15, 2009 in the court against then Head Constable Ramphal @ Chandi, then Head Constable Balraj; then Constable Silak Ram and EHC Ram Dhari, all posted in CIA-1, Rohtak under section 120-B r/w 342 IPC and under section 120-B r/w 218 of Indian Penal Code against Head Constables Ramphal and Balraj, Constable Silak Ram and EHC Randhir Singh.                         

After completion of trial, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Panchkula (Haryana) held all the five accused persons namely Balraj, Silak Ram, Ram Phal, Randhir Singh and Ram Dhari guilty.              

Another case, related to suicide by the victim, is pending trial in the court of Special Judge, CBI, Haryana, Panchkula.

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