Wednesday, April 20, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Cop suspended for beating a dalit man

Cop suspended for beating a dalit man
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Karnal, April 20, 2011

Karnal police have suspended a munshi (duty officer) at Gharaunda
police station for torturing a Dalit youth on Monday. Sanjiv Kumar
from Gharaunda was summoned at the police station along with his
father Chand Singh following some dispute with some neighbours. The
other party was also called to arr
ive at a compromise.

However, five policemen, including munshi Vinod Kumar, allegedly beat
Sanjiv Kumar when he said he saw a 'bomb-like' object in the toilet of
the police station.

Sources said Sanjiv fainted after the beating and was taken to a
private hospital, from where he was referred to the trauma centre in
Karnal. His condition was reported to be stable.

Deptuy superintendent of police Surinder Singh Bhoria visited the
victim in the hospital to inquire into the matter.

Meanwhile, Rohtak inspector general of police V Kamaraja has directed
the Karnal SP to investigate the matter and take prompt action against
the erring cops.

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