In a most inhuman incident, a senior police officer in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district beat up an 18-year-old girl with a belt in a police station when she and her fiancé visited him to lodge an FIR about her abduction and dumping at a brothel from where she was rescued on January 5 this year.

The police alleged that the girl was beaten up because they suspected that the couple were trying to register a fake complaint. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which took suo-motu cognisance of the incident based on a media report, has sent notices to the Maharashtra DGP and the Ahmednagar Superintendent of Police, calling for reports on the incident within four weeks.

The girl was allegedly kidnapped by four unidentified persons, including a woman, from Ahmednagar on January 3, dumped at a prostitution den in Dhule and beaten by brothel keepers till her rescue. The press report has also mentioned that the Ahmednagar police finally registered a case at the Tofkhana Police Station on January 10.