Haryana cops accused of rape arrested

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Chandigarh, June 12: Two Haryana cops who were accused of raping a 28-year-old woman from Rohtak who subsequently committed suicide have been arrested.

Constables Balrarj Singh and Silak Ram, who had been absconding since Monday when the woman committed suicide protesting police inaction to arrest the duo, surrendered before Rohtak police late last evening, after which they were arrested, Rohtak city SHO Pawan Kumar said.
The two accused had been slapped with the charge of rape by public servants on duty under 376 B of Indian Penal Code, police sources said.
Balraj Singh and Silak Ram had allegedly raped the woman in Rohtak on April 10. The woman committed suicide at the state police headquarters in Panchkula on June 9 expressing her frustration that no action has been taken against the accused.

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