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Aligarh violence: Govt. should sensitize police, says NCW chief

New Delhi/Aligarh, Apr. 18 (ANI): National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamata Sharma on Thursday expressed serious concern over the police action on women protesters in Aligarh, and said that the government should do something to sensitize the men in uniform.

“New laws have been made, but they have not been implemented. There should be proper investigations and they (police personnel) should be suspended. The government should do something for sensitizing the police. The atrocities against women should be stopped,” she said.

Several persons, including women, were injured in Aligarh today when the police resorted to baton charge to disperse the crowd that was protesting over the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Nagla Kalar area.

The minor girl went missing this morning and later her body was recovered at a garbage dump in Nagla Kalar area. The victim’s family alleged that she was strangled to death after being sexually abused.

Scores of locals gathered at the Banna Devi police station in Aligarh and pelted stones to vent their ire.

Additional Director General, Law and Order Arun Kumar has taken serious note of the baton-charge on women and ordered a probe into the matter. He has asked the DIG Aligarh Division to submit his report within three days.

The Uttar Pradesh administration has transferred Circle Officer AK Singh, who was caught on camera thrashing the women protesters. Two constables caught on camera have also been suspended. (ANI)