New Delhi: Six days after a 23-year old woman was brutally tortured and gang-raped, three policemen were suspended for dereliction of duty that night, police said Saturday.
“Three constables – Kailash, Ashok and Sandeep, posted at Hauz Khas police station – have been suspended for not taking action on Dec 16 night when Ramadhir, who was earlier robbed by the accused, approached them,” said a senior police officer.
The policemen on duty reportedly told Ramadhir to come next day to register his complaint. Ramadhir was robbed by the six men in the same luxury bus in which they raped the woman and beat up her male friend in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi Sunday night.
Police also suspended Sub-Inspector Rajeshwar, head constable Inder Pal, constables Jagmal, Pardeep and Chottelal posted at Conaught Place police station as they were found absent during their duty hours when Home Secretary R.K. Singh made a surprise visit Friday evening to check citizen safety.
The suspension orders were issued Saturday evening.