In a barbaric act, a 30-year-old woman was allegedly ‘stripped’ and ruthlessly beaten by police personnel over suspicion of theft. The shocking incident took place in the lockup of DLF Phase-1 Police Station in Haryana where the victim was beaten for about nine hours by policemen after being stripped naked.
The incident became known on Wednesday after people of northeastern states residing in Gurugram and Delhi and some NGO members protested before Gurugram Police Commissioner Mohamad Akil. In the wake of strong protests, the police commissioner sent four policemen including SHO of the police station on leave.
As per the media reports, the woman and her husband alleged that the police had beaten her in her private parts.
The victim woman is employed as a ‘domestic help’ in a house in H-block of the upscale DLF phase-1 and the house owner levelled allegations of theft against her and two other domestic helps on Tuesday.
“Following her complaint, the investigating officer Madhubala (ASI) called her to appear in the police station. When she reached the police station, the cops took her to a room and removed all clothes from her body and beat her brutally with belts and batons. They forced her to accept the crime which she did not commit,” said her husband.
Her husband had called the northeast helpline number seeking assistance. After this, over 200 people of northeastern states gathered at in the police station on Wednesday afternoon and had demanded strong action against the offending police personnel.
“We have demanded strong action against four police personnel including two women officials who brutally assaulted her at the behest of area ACP and DCP Sulochana Gajraj,” the victim’s husband alleged.