Teen girl consumes poison after police questioning, SO suspended | Kanpur News

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Kanpur: Vinod Kumar, station house officer, Rajpur in Kanpur Dehat district has been suspended with immediate effect in connection with an incident wherein, a teenager girl hailing from Jainpur area of the district had consumed poison after police questioning on Monday.
The girl had allegedly resorted to extreme step after being summoned by the Rajpur police with regard to a complaint lodged by an Army personnel hailing from Jalaun’s Churkhi area, wherein he had accused her of making objectionable pictures of his wife along with her phone number viral on social media.
The girl’s mother however alleged that her daughter attempted suicide after she over the pretext of questioning, was constantly subjected to harassment by SO Rajpur Vinod Kumar.
She also alleged that there were many scratch marks on the girl’s body, which suggested that the cop had even tortured her physically.
Following the allegations of the victim’s mother and preliminary investigation, SP Keshav Kumar Chaudhary suspended Vinod Kumar, the in-charge of Rajpur police station.
“The probe with regard to the incident has been handed over to a CO rank officer,” informed ASP Ghanshyam Chaurasiya, who added, “There will be a departmental inquiry in the matter after which further action will be taken.”
The 14-year-old daughter of a farmer, a resident of a village in Rajpur was called by SO Rajpur Vinod Kumar for questioning on Sunday in connection with a complaint wherein an Army personnel, who happens to be her distant relative, and who hails from Jalaun’s Churkhi area, had accused her of making objectionable pictures of his wife along with her phone number viral on social media.
After this, the girl after reached home and had consumed poison on Monday.
Presently, the girl is being treated at the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur.
Sources informed that the concerned CO on Wednesday had reached LLR Hospital and recorded the statement of the teenager.
Along with this, the relatives were also questioned and their statements were also recorded.
CO also reached Rajpur police station and saw the room where she was interrogated. Apart from this, the women constables were interrogated and the CCTV footages were scanned. She also took information from the personnel guarding the police station that day.
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