Police assault on woman: Probe starts

Published: 30th August 2013 11:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2013 11:51 AM   |  A+A-

Police have begun inquiry into the alleged assault on a pregnant woman. Dhenkanal SP Manoranjan Mohanty said the DSP and human rights protection cell officials are inquiring into the charges against some police personnel and action will be taken on the basis of inquiry report.

One Sabita Dehury filed cases against three police officers and 12 police officials on Tuesday. She alleged that she was kicked and beaten up by a lady cop inside the Sadar police station where she had gone to protest the arrest of her father Manu Dehury in a bicycle theft case. Manu of Madhusapatna village near Bhapur was called to Sadar police station for inquiry into the theft case. Later, Sabita and her husband Bikram Behera went to the police station to inquire.

When Manu informed the police that he had already handed over the bicycle to Bhapur police outpost, he was beaten up by the police. Though Sabita claimed that her father was innocent, police tried to forward Manu to court.

 “At this time, a lady sub-inspector kicked and slapped me though she knew that I am pregnant,” said Sabita. Later, she was admitted to the district headquarters hospital.

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