Friday, June 24, 2011

Incredible India!

UP: Minor blinded for resisting rape, 2 cops suspended

In a shocking incident from Kannauj, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in both her eyes by men who tried to rape her on early Saturday morning.

The assailants then fled the spot leaving the girl battling for her life.

Villagers found the girl in a field and rushed her to a nearby district hospital.

Doctors at the Vinod Dixit hospital said that the girl has lost sight in one eye completely and has suffered nearly 80 per cent damage in the other.

One Constable and a Sub-Inspector have been suspended for failing to register an FIR when the girl was first brought to the police station.

A case of rape and attempt to murder has been registered against the two accused. Both the accused are absconding.

The incident comes as a major blow to the Mayawati government, which is already facing flak for the Lakhimpur rape and murder case.

A 14-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree inside the premises of Nighasan Police Station in Lakhimpur district on June 10.

The victim's mother in her complaint had alleged that the girl was raped and murdered after which 11 policemen were placed under suspension.

While local police ruled out murder citing post mortem report, the state government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident.

The second post mortem conducted by a panel of expert from Lucknow confirmed that the girl was strangulated, but ruled out rape.