PATNA: A youth in Bihar was badly beaten up, tortured and then thrown into police lock-up for two days merely after he dared to ask question from a police official in English. Authorities have suspended the cops in question and ordered an investigation into the entire matter.
As per reports, Abhishek Kumar, a Grade 12 student studying in an English medium school, rushed to the Chautham police station in Kahagria district earlier this week and asked the station house officer about the reason behind unlawful detention of his maternal uncle.
As such the police had detained his maternal uncle identified as Indal Kumar in connection with the theft of a bike and the youth wanted to know from the police as to why he had been detained for so long. The youth had asked the question in English.
“Soon after listening to me speaking in English, he lost his cool and the station house officer asked the policemen to put me in the police lock-up along with my maternal uncle,” alleged the victim, speaking to the media while lying at the hospital bed on Friday.
Subsequently, he was badly thrashed and in kept in wrongful confinement for over two days. “He was released on a personal bond only after we had paid a bribe of Rs50,000,” a victim’s kin alleged.
The entire incident came to light after the video of his revelation about tortures in police lock-up went viral in the social media. Soon this made headlines in local newspapers which drew attention of the senior police officials.
Taking the matter seriously, the authorities have suspended two police officials and also ordered an investigation into the matter.
“The matter is being thoroughly investigated and severe punitive action will be taken against the culprits,” said a sub-divisional police official Ramanad Sagar who has been told to investigate the case.
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