LUCKNOW — In Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri, a Dalit man was allegedly given third-degree torture by the Police when he approached them in the Police station to file a complaint against the kidnapping and rape of his wife on Friday night.
The shocking incident of police brutality took place under Bichhwan police station in the district of Mainpuri, which happens to be the Lok Sabha constituency of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh on Monday suspended the Station House Officer (SHO) of Bichhwan in Mainpuri district Rajesh Pal Singh and two other police officers following the incident and reportedly shifted them to police lines.
The Uttar Pradesh police, in a tweet, said, “In a crime against women in district Mainpuri, the SHO and staff misbehaved with the husband of the victim when he went to lodge a complaint”.
In a crime against women in distt. Mainpuri SHO & staff misbehaved wth husband of t victim when he went to lodge a complaint.Incident was tweeted to UPPolice
Taking cognisance DGP OP Singh ordered suspension of SHO & staff, lodging an FIR against them & putting them behind bars
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) July 8, 2019
the tweet said: “The incident was tweeted to UP Police. Taking cognizance DGP OP Singh ordered suspension of the SHO and (other) staff, lodging an FIR against them and putting them behind bars.”
According to reports, the incident took place when the man and his wife were travelling by motorcycle on the Aligarh-Kanpur highway on Friday night.
Three unidentified men, who were in a car, stopped the couple, threw chilli powder at them and kidnapped the woman and allegedly took turns to gang-rape her.
She was later found a few kilometres away from the spot.
When the woman’s husband gained consciousness and dialled the police helpline number, police officials reached the spot, but only to accuse him of filing a false complaint, reports PTI.
“Policemen assaulted him during questioning. A medical examination shows injuries on his back and legs,” superintendent of police, Mainpuri, Ajai Shankar Rai was quoted as saying.
The police filed a complaint only after the woman, after almost five hours, could manage to reach the police station and narrated the incident.
(With inputs from PTI)