Kerala police chief orders probe into gangrape

| Updated: Nov 04, 2016 19:49 IST

Kerala [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): Kerala Director General of Police Loknath Behera on Friday confirmed that a high-level investigating team has been set up to probe the gang-rape of a 32-year-old woman. "Only thing that I would like to say is that on the basis of all the allegations, we have taken it till toto and I have asked very high level investigating team to investigate from the scratch. IG Thrissur range is making all arrangements and in fact we have already started the investigation," Behera told the media. "And the second part is relating to the allegations against the police and their conduct, and for that, another enquiry has been ordered to find out, whether there is any kind of omission, commission, malafide, everything has to be brought out and we are trying to do it as quickly as possible," he added. On Thursday, a woman was allegedly raped by her husband's friends and was forced to withdraw her complaint after the policeman asked her "humiliating" questions. Two year ago, four men came to her home in Thrissur and informed the mother of two that her husband was unwell and that she should accompany them to the hospital. The men then took her to another house, where they took turns raping her and video-recorded the assault. Thereafter they dumped her at her home and left with a warning that the video would be made public and her children would be killed if she went to police. Their condition worsened when they filed complaint with the police station. A police officer even showed her how she could change the affidavit to be submitted to the magistrate. The men, however, continued to harass her even after she withdrew the compliant. (ANI)