SHO, subordinates suspended for thrashing man in U.P.

He had come to report about alleged rape of his wife

July 08, 2019 11:11 pm | Updated 11:11 pm IST - LUCKNOW

A Station House Officer and his subordinates in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh have been suspended and booked for allegedly beating up and misbehaving with a person who had come to them to report the alleged kidnapping and rape of his wife.

U.P. DGP O.P. Singh, who took cognisance of the matter after it was tweeted to him, on Monday also ordered that the errant policemen be put “behind bars” for the “crime against women”.

However, the police are yet to ascertain the charges of rape.

According to the FIR lodged by the husband of the victim at the Kurawali police station, the two were traveling to his sister's house in Mainpuri to attend a function on the night of July 5 when an SUV intercepted his vehicle near Navin Mandi.

The SUV overtook his bike and stopped in front of him, following which he too stopped due to fear, he claimed.

Abducted at gunpoint

The three persons, described as unidentified, then allegedly kidnapped the woman at gunpoint and drove away towards Etah.

The husband alleged his wife was raped and dumped on a road in Etah.

When he approached the police, they did not believe his story and instead thrashed him, blaming him for harassing his wife, said the husband. “They didn’t listen to what I had to say,” he said.

Cash, jewellery looted

The FIR also says the three persons robbed the victim of her jewellery and some cash.

ASP Mainpuri Om Prakash Singh, however, said the medical reports were yet to ascertain charges of rape but added all angles are being probed. Circle Officer Kurawali Daddan Prasad said while the initial medical report did not show rape, the police were still waiting for the report from forensic laboratory in Agra.

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