5 Cops Among Six Booked For Torture Of Youth In Theft Case | Kanpur News


KANPUR: On the directives of the Uttar Pradesh State Human Rights Commission, six persons, including five policemen, were booked for the alleged torture of a youth during custody at Srinagar police station in Mahoba district.
The youth, who was caught in a case of theft, was brutally beaten up and a sharp wire was inserted inside his ear. When his condition started deteriorating, he was taken to a hospital in Mahoba from where he was referred to Jhansi.
In his complaint to the State Human Rights Commission, the victim, Bharat Singh, said that about four months ago, a submersible pump installed at the panchayat bhawan in Pawa village was stolen.
The village head, Rekha Rajput, lodged a report against unidentified person.
On April 2, 2022, Hariom, the husband of Rekha Rajput, sub-inspector at Srinagar police station, Surendranath, and constables Upendra, Rohit and Rajiv Yadav, reached Bharat Singh’s and took him to the police station.
The then police station in charge Anil Kumar and other police personnel beat him with sticks, poured hot tea on his body and put a sharp wire in his ear.
He sustained grievous injuries during custody and was kept in the police station till April 3. When his condition deteriorated, he was taken to Mahoba district hospital on April 3 evening, from where doctors referred him to Jhansi.
Police station in charge Dinesh Kumar Tiwari said that on the instructions of the State Human Rights Commission, a case has been registered against Hariom, sub-inspector Surendranath, constables Upendra, Rohit and Rajiv Yadav, and police station in charge Anil Kumar at Srinagar police station.
Then SHO Anil Kumar was suspended by the superintendent of police a day after the incident for assaulting the villager in police custody.
Kumar along with three constables was sent to Police Lines. Sub-inspector Surendranath is still posted at Srinagar police station.





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