Two Haryana Police officers have been suspended because of negligence in the investigation into the recent gangrape and murder of a Dalit girl in Sonipat, Haryana, ANI reported on Friday. One officer was also transferred for lapses in the probe.
The decision was taken after Director General of Haryana Police BS Sandhu took stock of the investigation and found lapses on the part of the police officers. While Assistant Sub-Inspector Joginder and Assistant Sub-Inspector Samunder were suspended, while Inspector Ajay, Station House Officer of PS City, was transferred. The force has ordered departmental proceedings against the personnel for misconduct during the investigation.
The family of the woman, whose mutilated and decomposed body was found on May 11, had alleged that the police did not act on their initial plea for help, which they had made well before the 23-year-old was gangraped and killed. Her family said they had approached the Sonipat Police about a month before the incident to complain against the main accused for harassing the woman, but the officers had not taken any action.
The local police have arrested two people in connection with the incident. They were sent to police custody for seven days on Monday. The accused will be produced before a local court on May 22.