Minister warns cops of action if they refuse to entertain complaints

Minister warns cops of action if they refuse to entertain complaints

 Home Minister KJ George on Friday warned police inspectors of stern action if they  who refuse to entertain complaints.

He was speaking after visiting Chikkajala and Madiwala police stations to obtain information on the suicide of a 15-year-old girl following harassment by a few boys and a gang-rape of a BPO employee .

Geroge decided to discuss the matter with jurisdictional police after State women’s commission served notices on the government in both the cases.

“There are reports that Chikkajala police did not entertain the victim’s complaint. The parents of the victim have alleged that the police could have avoided the suicide had they registered a case when she approached them. I visited the police station and discussed the matter. I have warned the police against delaying registration of  complaints.”

In a suicide note, the girl had stated that a few boys abducted and then took nude photographs of her. The victim also stated that she decided to commit suicide as her reputation was destroyed. She had approached the police on October 3, two days before the incident occurred and had complained about the harassment but police sent her back. She hanged herself on October 5 leaving behind a suicide note.

The police could have handled situation in a better way. The police said they treated the girl’s claims as non-cognizable report and never imagined that the girl would take such a step. The police also told the Home minister that they have arrested the two boys who had strapped the victim and had clicked her pictures, hesaid.

The minister went to Madiwala police station, under whose jurisdiction, a 22-year-old BPO employee was gang-raped by two drivers a week ago. George obtained details of the latest progress made in the case. “ I am satisfied with the police as they have arrested two drivers in shortest possible time. I have also directed the local police to intensify patrolling at nights,” he added.

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