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India- Accused of rape, principal ends life

8-14-2008 India:

YAMUNANAGAR: Rape allegations and subsequent police harassment drove the principal of a polytechnic institute here to suicide. Traumatized, Tarun Batra, 35, consumed sulphos on Sunday. His body was found in the fields near Buria bridge on Monday.

The incident led to tense moments as angry relatives and members of several organizations carried the body to the mini secretariat, demanding action against the accused cop. They relented only after being assured that SP CS Rao had suspended ASI Kuldeep Walia — accused of causing undue harassment to the deceased and demanding bribe — and also marked an inquiry to the DSP, headquarters.

Later, Joginder Lal, Tarun’s father, met the SP to hand over the two-page suicide note written by the deceased. In his note, Tarun claimed innocence and alleged frame up by ASI Walia. On June 10, a case of gangrape was registered on the complaint of a woman of Bhatia Nagar locality against seven persons, including Shalu and Gaurav of Bank Colony. It is said that Walia, spotting a chance to make a quick buck, started intimidating Tarun.

“I had gone to my parental home at Saharanpur for rakhi. Yesterday (on Sunday), I tried to contact Tarun over his cellphone, but in vain. It was much later in the day, around 4.30 pm, that I heard about his death,” said Dimple, the deceased’s wife. She claimed a policeman had been harassing her husband in a rape case for over two months. “He had taken Rs 50,000 in bribe and demanded another Rs 50,000 on August 15.” tnn

District chemist association president Manjeet Sharma and Beopar Mandal chief Mohinder Mittal have demanded that the accused cop be booked under section 306 of IPC. However, the SP has stated that further action would be taken only after the report of inquiry, marked to DSP Ramchander, is submitted. ..News Source.. by Times of India

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