Two police officers from Pettah police station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, have been suspended for failing to take action in response to a sexual assault complaint filed by a woman. The officers, Senior Civil Police Officer Jayaraj and Civil Police Officer Ranjith, were on night duty when they were informed about the attack. However, according to the investigation report given by the special branch, the officers did not meet with the victim, who was in the hospital, nor did they record her statement. They also refused to register the case.
The incident took place on Sunday at 11 pm. A 49-year-old woman was brutally attacked by a stranger at Moolavilakom junction in Vanchiyoor. The victim, who lives with her daughter, had gone out on a two-wheeler to buy medicine. While she was returning home, a stranger followed her from Moolavilakom junction. When she reached the road near her house, the stranger blocked her vehicle and brutally attacked her.
The victim managed to reach her house and informed her daughter of the assault. The daughter reported the incident to the Pettah police, but the police failed to act. The complainant was asked to come to the station to record her statement, and the case was only registered three days later.
The inaction of the police has led to widespread outrage, and the Kerala Police Department has taken swift action by suspending the officers involved. The incident highlights the importance of taking immediate action in response to complaints of sexual assault and ensuring that victims receive the support and protection they need.
This incident serves as a reminder that the police have a critical role to play in ensuring the safety and security of citizens. The public has a right to expect that the police will respond swiftly and decisively in response to complaints of this nature.
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