Wait­ing for Jus­tice

India Today - - MAIL -

The story of the poor girl brings out quite ex­plic­itly the col­lu­sion of the po­lice with criminals in In­dia (“Rape and Mur­der in Be­tul”, April 23). The moot point is how some­one like Ra­jesh be­comes so big a goon that he chal­lenges the en­tire law and or­der sys­tem by in­tim­i­dat­ing peo­ple. It was the duty of the po­lice to have acted when the case was re­ported, ir­re­spec­tive of the so­cial sta­tus of the ac­cused. We can­not blame the res­i­dents of the area for not com­ing for­ward as wit­nesses at the risk of their per­sonal safety. The Gov­ern­ment should en­sure the safety of wit­nesses if they were to come for­ward and tes­tify. AKHIL KUMAR, Bareilly

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