Assaulted girl protestor to meet Shinde

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Class 12 student Beenu Rawat, who was slapped by a Delhi Police officer which protesting the rape of a five-year-old girl here, will meet the Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday to demand the dismissal of errant police officers.

The 17-year-old Rawat will meet Shinde in his office at North Block 3 p.m. Friday, a press statement said.

She will also deliver a support letter carrying signatures of 29,000 people demanding “dismissal of errant cops”.

The signature campaign was started by Kapil Mishra, who will also accompany her.

Assistant Commissioner of Police B.S. Ahlawat was suspended for slapping Rawat – an incident caught on TV cameras – while two other policemen were suspended for misbehaving with the rape victim’s family.

The girl was brutally raped and tortured by two men, who were later arrested from Bihar where they had fled to hide.

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