In the wake of protests over rape and murder of a woman constable in Rajasthan's Kota district, authorities have suspended two policemen, including a SHO, besides shunting the rest of the staff of Chechat police station to police lines.
The woman constable was raped inside her quarter behind the police station allegedly by police driver Deshraj and later stabbed to death on Wednesday night with the help of Tulsi Ram, who was working as a cook in the police station.
After widespread protests in Chechat town in the district over the incident, SHO Ami Lal and constable Mangal Singh were suspended and the rest of the staff was sent to police lines yesterday following directives of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Kota rural Superintendent of Police Ravi Kant Mittal said.
"The accused Desharaj and Tulsi Ram were arrested on Thursday night and have been remanded in police custody till October 4," he said. "A detailed inquiry into the matter is going on," the SP said. Senior police officials admitted that the post-mortem report of the victim showed signs of rape.
Locals have been holding protests demanding immediate arrest of the accused following which police had to use force and lobbed tear gas shells to control the mob earlier this week. The Chechat town remained closed yesterday in protest of the incident and locals staged violent protest demanding suspension of entire staff of the police station.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had condemned the incident and said that an inquiry has been ordered and the accused will be punished. PTI