Women Cops take selfies with acid attack victim, suspended
Three women constables of the Uttar Pradesh police who allegedly took selfies with a 45-year-old acid attack victim while she was undergoing treatment in a hospital on Friday were suspended while an enquiry has been ordered.
The victim, who allegedly has faced acid attacks and gang rape in the past, had claimed that she had been forced to drink acid by two men in the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express on Thursday and had been taken to the King George's Medical University for treatment. However the three constables, deployed there for her protection, took selfies with the victim in her bed which went viral. A red faced police department was forced to suspend the three constables and order a probe. The plight of the victim also caught the attention of state chief minister Aditya Nath Yogi, who visited her and announced a Rs 1 lakh assistance. He also desired that the guilty be arrested.
The police claimed to have arrested the two accused persons identified as Bhondu Singh and Guddu Singh. According to police officials, the shocking incident came to light when the woman got off the Allahabad-Lucknow Ganga Gomti Express at Charbagh station here and gave a written complaint to the government railway police.