In yet another incident of gross negligence by police, officials of Uttar Pradesh Police refused to lodge an FIR for days in a case in which a schoolgirl returning from her classes was brutally assaulted by a group of stalkers. The men accosted her on the road and drove a motorbike over her head, smashing her skull.
According to a report in The Times of India, policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur refused to lodge an FIR for four days and doctors refused to attend to the girl as there was no police record of the incident.
The incident took place on August 8 when the girl was returning from school riding her bicycle. The group of three men gathered around her riding their motorbike and was passing lewd remarks when she raised an alarm.
As locals gathered around them, the men fled only to come back again and stalk her at a distance of about 500 metres, said the report.
The group then held her and pinned her to the ground and drove the motorbike over her head.
Locals took her to the hospital. The girl’s grandfather said when he went to the Lambhua police station to register a complaint, the cops allegedly rejected his pleas. A complaint was lodged later on August 11.
After days of struggle, the girl died on August 14. According to her grandfather, the KGMU hospital in Lucknow, too, refused to look after the girl and the family was forced to take her to a private hospital, where she died.
According to the TOI report, doctors at this hospital said the girl had suffered severe injuries and fractures on her skull and body.