The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Chairman, Priyank Kanoongo, has taken note of the recent arrest of a police officer for allegedly raping a minor girl in Dausa. Speaking to ANI, Kanoongo mentioned that a notice was being issued to the Rajasthan government in response to the incident. He emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety and security of the victim and her family and mentioned that proper counseling would be provided to help them cope with the aftermath of the incident.
Earlier on Saturday, BJP’s state president CP Joshi condemned the incident and called for exemplary punishment for the accused sub-inspector. The arrested officer, identified as sub-inspector Bhupendra, was taken into custody, as confirmed by ASP Dausa Bajrang Singh. In response to the incident, BJP leader Ramcharan Bohra expressed concern over the continued occurrence of such incidents in Rajasthan, suggesting a collapse in state machinery and law and order. He called for a change in the government.
The incident led to public outrage, with visuals showing locals demonstrating outside the Rahuwas police station in the Lalsot area. BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena joined the protest, condemning the crime and criticizing the state government and police.
Facing criticism, the Gehlot government asserted that immediate action had been taken against the accused. State DGP Umesh Mishra stated that strict measures had been ordered, including the dismissal of the accused sub-inspector from service.