Saturday, February 20, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Dalit woman beaten up by police officer

Dalit woman beaten up by police officer
Agencies Posted online: Thursday , Feb 18, 2010 at 1100 hrs
Sultanpur : In an instance of police brutality, a Dalit woman accused
of murdering her husband was beaten up by an inspector, prompting
authorities to suspend him.
The incident occurred yesterday in Manyari village in Aliganj area
here after Deepak Kumar was found strangulated following which his
mother lodged an FIR and the police started looking for his wife

The woman was rounded up after some time and allegedly confessed to
the crime, SP, Sultanpur, Satyendra Veer Singh said. Despite the
confession, the Inspector Kailash Nath Dubey beat her up as a
subordinate lady officer looked on.

Condemning the incident, Singh said, "This kind of behaviour was
really uncalled for. The lady had already confessed to the crime that
she had murdered her husband....There was absolutely no need of
beating up this lady so mercilessly."

"It was total brutality on part of the inspector. Finding him guilty,
we have put him under suspension. A departmental inquiry is on. We
will take necessary action against him," Singh said.

Asked about the presence of a lady police personnel at the time of the
incident, Singh said, "She is a subordinate officer.

"When the inspector is doing something, she is not supposed to
(interfere). What I can say is that there was absolutely no need for
this kind of attitude on part of the police. We have found him
(inspector) guility of absolute misconduct," he said, adding such kind
of incidents will not be tolerated.

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