An IPS officer has been recently booked in Odisha for allegedly kicking a pregnant woman, which led to her miscarriage. The incident took place in an area that comes under Hemgir police station. An FIR was lodged here against Saumya Mishra, Senior Superintendent of Police of Sundergarh.

Among those who pelted stone at the Police beat house, the police have identified around 14 people including Dey’s husband Uttam Dey. Priya said that a police team visited her house in order to find her husband and also thrashed her after they failed to find Uttam, her husband.

Police Officer Kicked The Lady On Her Belly

The woman named Priya Dey, filed a case in the court of a sub-divisional judicial magistrate in Sundargarh. She alleged that Mishra had kicked her on her belly when the police came to find her husband. This led to her miscarriage on July 4. Priya’s husband was accused in a stone-pelting case. She claimed that after she registered the case against Mishra, the SP and other police officers went to her fly ash brick factory and allegedly damaged five vehicles and one brick-making machine there worth Rs 4 lakh.

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Case Lodged Against The Officer Under Various Sections of IPC

Inspector Shraddhanjali Subuddhi of Hemgir police station said a case has been lodged against Mishra under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Deputy SP Jyotshnamaye has been handed over the charge of the investigation. Based on the complaint, the SP has been booked with multiple charges including 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 457 (trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 294 (obscene act in any public place causing annoyance to others), 342, 427, 313 (causing miscarriage without woman’s consent), 166 (public servant disobeying law), 503 and 504 of the IPC.

On July 3, a 19-year-old local youth died when she was hit by an SUV. The people of the village then surrounded the police beat house at Kanika and demanded the arrest of the person driving the SUV. The angry locals hurled stones at the beat house, damaged the two-wheelers parked there and attacked few constables. SP Mishra has, however, refused to comment on the matter, Hindustan Times reported.

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Inspector Shraddhanjali Subuddhi of Hemgir police station said a case has been lodged against Mishra under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Deputy SP Jyotshnamaye has been handed over the charge of the investigation.

Among those who pelted stone at the beat house, the police have identified around 14 people including Dey’s husband Uttam Dey. Priya said that a police team visited her house in order to find her husband and also thrashed her after they failed to find Uttam, her husband.

This is not the first time that a police officer is involved in criminal misconduct. A few days back on August 11, Gurgaon SHO was arrested for allegedly raping and then blackmailing a woman by recording her obscene video. He was arrested after an internal inquiry found him guilty. “The woman stated in her complaint that she had got married to a man from Uddana in Jind in November 2017. After a few months of the marriage, differences cropped up between the couple. She approached police against her husband and the case was transferred to the police station in Gurgaon where she met Singh.” a senior police officer told India Today.

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