A 22 year old Muslim youth was tortured in a police station in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh by station head, four constables and two “unidentified” persons.
“Cops led by sub-inspector Satya Pal, shoved a stick inside my son’s rectum and gave him repeated electric shocks,” says the mother of the survivor, reported Times of India.
SSP OP Singh directed CO of Dataganj, Prem Kumar Thapa, to carry out an investigation.
Cops found that the allegations against the accused police officers were true after considering the medico-legal report and booked them. An FIR has been lodged against them under sections 342 (wrongful confinement) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC, along with others.
SP (city) Praveen Singh Chauhan said: “The allegations against five policemen were found to be true during a preliminary investigation. We have registered an FIR against them for wrongful confinement and torture. Steps are being taken to suspend them and an impartial investigation will be carried out in this case. We are also supporting the family to ensure the best possible treatment for the victim. “
The survivor who works as part-time vegetable vendor is admitted in the hospital after suffering serious injuries and has been incurring repeated seizures.
On 2 May, police picked him up on suspicion of probable links with a man booked under charges of cow slaughter.
A resident of the Kakrala area, under the limits of Alapur police station, the young man does not have any prior criminal record.
“Cops tortured and thrashed my brother-in-law the whole night. After realising that they had picked the wrong person, they gave him Rs 100 and sent him back home after two days. Since then, he has been getting seizures every day. On Friday, his condition deteriorated and we had to rush him to hospital.” said the man’s sister-in-law to TOI.
Cops are awaiting a doctor’s report regarding the nature of his injuries.
One of the doctors, who examined the victim at the hospital, says “The patient is getting seizures regularly, which means his nervous system is affected, possibly because of a shock. Since the case is under investigation, we can’t provide further details about the medical examination report.”