New Delhi: After Supreme Court took strong exception to Delhi Police ACP B S Ahlawat slapping a young girl during a recent protest against rape of a minor, the suspended cop has been booked for causing ‘hurt’ by slapping.

The case was registered after the victim lodged a complaint on Tuesday against the ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police). The probe has begun," said an officer. A case under section 323 of the Indian Penal Code (voluntarily causing hurt) has been registered against Ahlawat, the officer added.

Ahlawat was suspended after TV channels beamed visuals showing him slapping a woman protestor April 19 at Swami Dayanand Hospital in east Delhi, where the five-year-old girl who was gang-raped, was being treated.

The minor was gang-raped by two men in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area. The men were arrested and are now in police custody.

On April 22, the Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had said that action against the ACP would be taken if the woman lodged a complaint. The victim is presently undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

JPN/Agencies

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