In a recent move by the Assam Police, two Assam cops have been suspended for allegedly torturing three sisters inside a police station. The incident happened in the Darrang district of Assam. Out of the three women who were tortured, one was pregnant. Unfortunately, the pregnant woman lost her baby due to bleeding caused by the beating.

Although the incident took place on September 8, it only came to light on Tuesday, September 17.

Key Takeaways:

  • Two Assam cops have been suspended by the Assam Police for allegedly torturing three sisters inside the police station.
  • The incident happened in the Darrang district of Assam.
  • One of the women was pregnant she lost her baby due to bleeding caused by the beating.
  • The police cited their connection with a kidnapping case.

According to the media reports, the three sisters named Minuwara Begum, Sanuwara and Rumela belonged from Sixmile area in Guwahati. They were picked up by Darrang district police on September 8. The police cited their connection with a kidnapping case and took them to Burha police outpost.

She alleged that all three of them were physically tortured throughout the night by Mahendra Sarma and a lady constable.

Events as they unfolded

Minuwara Begum, one of the women who was allegedly tortured filed a complaint with the Darrang district Superintendent of Police on September 10. She alleged that a police team which was led by the officer-in-charge of Burha police outpost, Mahendra Sarma, picked them up from their homes on the night of September 8. Initially, however, her complaint was not registered.

She alleged that all three of them were physically tortured throughout the night by Mahendra Sarma and a lady constable.

“We were brutally beaten up and the police officer also touched our private parts. The police officer threatened us by showing his pistol and warned us from filing any complaint against him,” India Today quoted the woman as saying in her complaint.

“On September 8 night a police team of Burha police outpost entered our house but we didn’t know why they came. When I asked why they were there, they asked me to not ask any questions. The police officer flashed his pistol at me and my husband said that he will shoot us. They also picked up my elder sister and younger sister.”

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Women tortured

She added, “At Burha police outpost, they stripped our clothes and beat us up. They also touched our private parts and beat us with sticks and shoes. They told us to bring our elder brother but we didn’t reveal his location to them.”

“We were also forced to sign our signature in a blank paper at gunpoint,” said one of the sisters.

“We were also forced to sign our signature in a blank paper at gunpoint,” said one of the sisters.

The Assam State Commission for Women has taken up the matter. Alongside, the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also ordered DIG of Central Western Range, Brajenjit Sinha to conduct an inquiry into the matter.

In response, Amrit Bhuyan, SP of Darrang district said, “We received a complaint on September 11 that the woman was tortured when she was at the Burha police outpost. I already directed our DSP to make an inquiry into the incident. If we find that police used additional forces on the women we will register a criminal case.”

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Udisha Srivastav is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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