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Unnao case: 7 cops suspended for negligence of work, laxity in crime control

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Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has suspended seven policemen for alleged negligence of duty that led to the death of the Unnao rape victim .

The action came late on Sunday night.

The suspended cops included Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Station House Officer (SHO) of Unnao’s Bihar police station, along with six other police personnel, according to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi.

The development comes hours after the last rites of the 23-year-old Unnao rape victim were performed at her native village Hindupur on Sunday amid tight security arrangements.

She was laid to rest in the fields belonging to her family, where the graves of her grandparents are present.

The Unnao rape victim was set ablaze on December 6 by the rape accused while she was on her way to Rae Bareli for a court hearing. The rape accused had been released on bail on November 30.

The victim was brought to Lucknow with 90 per cent burn injuries and was later air-lifted to Delhi the same evening.

On Friday night, she succumbed to her injuries at the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.

The cops were guilty of not having ensured the security of the rape victim even though the rape accused belonged to the same village.

The incident, comes close on the heels of the Hyderabad incident where a young doctor was raped, murdered and set ablaze by four accused, who were later killed in an encounter.

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UP Police to bid adieu to 303 bore rifles

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Lucknow: The 303 bore rifles will no more be used by policemen during duty after its last display at the Republic Day parade on January 26. Now the cops will be armed with Insas rifle during duty.

ADG (Logistics)has issued an order to this effect to all district police chiefs of UP on the direction of DGP OP Singh.

The UP Police had decided to phase out the .303 rifles a few weeks back. It was decided to give these rifles a farewell after its display at the Republic Day parade on January 26.

On January 26, the .303 bore rifles will be on display for the last time. The 303 bore rifles have been used by cops during duty for a long time.

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