Cops who stripped, caused miscarriage to woman suspended

Guwahati (Assam): A sub-inspector and a woman constable were suspended for allegedly stripping and torturing a pregnant Muslim woman and her two sisters at a police outpost in Assam’s Darrang district, police said on Wednesday.

The three women were taken to the police station for questioning in a “kidnapping” case filed against their brother for eloping with a woman.

Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia told ANI that both the SI and lady constable have been placed under suspension and a criminal case has been registered against them.

The incident took place on September 8, and the women have alleged that the police did not initially register a case in the matter despite a complaint lodged by them.

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Meanwhile, the DGP has also directed DIG (CWR) Brajenjit Singha to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report within seven days.

Meanwhile, National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of a case involving three women who were allegedly beaten and stripped at a police outpost in Darrang district of Assam.

“The Commission has condemned the treatment meted out to the women at the outset and has taken Suo-Motu cognizance of this issue. The Commission is anguished with such alleged misconduct on part of the police officials, who have ill-treated women not involved in any crime but suspected to know the whereabouts of alleged criminal”, read a press release by National Commission of Women.

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The commission has directed Assam’s Director-General of Police to take up the matter and ensuring ‘stern punishment’ to the miscreants.

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