Mumbai, July 7 (ANI): Senior advocate Abha Singh on Tuesday, referring to the Barabanki incident, where a woman was allegedly set ablaze by two policemen, said there was a breakdown of law and order in Uttar Pradesh and the government must look into the matter to ensure the safety of the women in the state.
“The incident in Barabanki where a woman was attempted rape and burnt alive by the policemen when she came to the police station regarding her husband’s case is very serious. When policemen themselves are attempting rape and murder, it shows that there is a breakdown of law and oder in the state. The politicians mut look into it and ensure the safety of women in the state,” Singh told ANI here.
“It is rarest of the rare offence. A death penalty must be given to these two constables. It is necessary that the prosecution prepares a full proof case and files it in the court as early as possible because policemen are supposed to be protectors,” she added.
Last night, a woman anganwadi worker succumbed to her injuries after she was allegedly set ablaze by two policemen inside a police station in the Barabanki district of UP.
According to reports, the woman had gone to the police station to free her husband, who had been picked up for questioning. When she refused to bribe the policemen in order to release her husband, she was set ablaze. (ANI)