Constable arrested, terminated from duty after attempting to rape minor

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A 48-year-old police constable was arrested on Saturday for allegedly attempting to rape a six-year-old girl inside a police outpost, Hindustan Times reported on Saturday.

The report said that the cop, identified only by his first name Narendra, was drunk and in uniform when he committed the crime inside the Kulesara police chowki on Saturday morning.

Greater Noida’s rural superintendent of police Suniti said the accused has been terminated from service with “immediate effect” and “booked under non-bailable charges”, including sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The minor’s father, an auto driver, said the accused lured his daughter to the outpost when she had gone to a nearby shop to buy some household items for her mother and attempted to rape her.

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“This constable kept chasing my daughter and reached our house. He was so drunk that he kept standing outside my house for 10 minutes waiting for my daughter to come out. When finally, she saw me sitting in my auto nearby, she ran towards me and narrated the incident. As I tried to apprehend the police man, he ran away from the spot,” the father told Hindustan Times.

Last month, a Special Police Officer (SPO) was arrested for alleged rape and murder of eight-year-old tribal nomad girl in Hiranagar area of Kathua district in Jammu division last month.

Earlier, lamenting the “delay” in carrying out sentence of December 16 gang-rape and murder incident, Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal claimed the long winding legal process allowed the criminals to feel they can get away with such henious crimes.

She urged the prime minister to bring in a legislation wherein at least those convicted of raping minors are given death penalty within six months.