UP female cops suspended for taking selfie while guarding acid attack victim

The police on Friday arrested the two accused, Bhondhu Singh and Guddu, residents of Rae Bareli, after a case was registered at the Government Railway Police (GRP) station Charbagh under Section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by risky weapons) and 3 (2) 5 of the SC/ST Act.

This morning, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the hospital and ordered the police to arrest the woman's attackers.

As indicated by police officials, the stunning episode came to light when the lady got off the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express at Charbagh station here and gave a written complaint to the railway police.

The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested two for allegedly forcing an acid attack and gangrape survivor to drink acid near the Lucknow Railway station.

Three women constables of the Uttar Pradesh Police were suspended on Friday for taking selfies with a gang-rape and acid attack victim while she was undergoing treatment at a hospital. "All possible help will be provided to the survivor", she had said.

The woman was forced to drink acid in a moving train on Thursday.

This was allegedly the fourth attack on the woman.

She was subjected to acid attack for the first time 2011 followed by other serious attacks again in 2011, twice in 2012 and another in 2013. The victim told the cops that she was returning on Thursday when the incident took place.

The purported photographs show the three constables sitting near the bed of the victim in the King George's Medical University in Lucknow.

The Adityanath-led BJP government announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the victim and suspended four cops in Unchahar for alleged inaction despite repeated complaints from the woman fearing more attacks by the tormentors. A Satish Ganesh, IG (Lucknow Zone), named the three constables "harsh" and guaranteed action against them.

In a meeting later, Aditya Nath likewise told state officials requested effective steps in instances of acid assaults.

  • Salvatore Jensen