An aggrieved father was compelled to send his complaint to the police by post in connection with serious injuries of his son sustained in a motor accident. Joymohan Dev has chosen the manner after failing to register a case despite three personal appearances in the police station in his hometown Khowai, West Tripura district.
Dev has accused police officers of negligence and misbehavior. “The officers were reluctant, unmoved and unsympathetic to the matter of concerning injury of a child. They even scolded me”, he told newsmen.
The hapless father belatedly moved police as he was very busy taking care of his six year old son – Joydeep. A truck dashed Joydeep on October 19 last when he was standing in front of a community puja pandal at Khowai.
Joymohan Dev with help of locals rushed him to a local hospital and later shifted to G.B. Hospital in Agartala as his condition deteriorated. After improvement of his condition the father returned to Khowai and went to the police station with a written complaint.
Sub Inspector Ratan Debnath refused to accept the complaint citing errors in the application. He went again next day and was kept on waiting till 10pm. He was then told to come ‘tomorrow’ for the purpose.
As soon as he reached the police station he was asked to accompany a local elected representative to register the case. Joymohan Dev already tired of visiting the police station got upset over the demeanour of police officers decided to opt a different method.
He finally sent the complaint to the police station by post. An officer of police station when contacted refused to comment on the matter.