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DCW urges Rajasthan CM to ensure FIR against police officers after death of rape victim

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The DCW on Monday urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to urgently act and ensure an FIR is registered against police officers responsible for the death of a woman who immolated herself at a police station demanding arrest of a person who allegedly raped her.
The woman, aged around 36 years, had lodged an FIR with a police station on June 5, alleging that Ravindra Singh, a relative of his husband, had raped her in 2015.
The woman, along with her son, reached the police station on Sunday where she poured some inflammable liquid and set herself on fire near its main gate. She was admitted to the SMS hospital with nearly 60 per cent burn injuries. She later succumbed to the injuries.
"Appeal to @ashokgehlot51 to urgently act & ensure registration of FIR against police officers. Plz imagine the pain of the burn victim. First she was raped by some men and then the system raped her! Please help! Such officers must be terminated and penal action should be taken!" DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal tweeted.
Maliwal claimed that the victim was being pressurised to withdraw the FIR.
"Rubbish! Rapist not arrested. Victim was being pressurised to withdraw FIR by ACP. Due to this, she immolated herself! What can be worse? Repeated cases of police atrocities come from Rajasthan. But successive govts remain silent. No action, as if women are not humans. Shame!" she added.
The Rajasthan police said the rape case was being investigated but there were "no adequate evidences" to arrest the accused.

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 8:26 PM IST

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