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Cops asked to explain boy's torture

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), which swung into action following a report 'Monster cops torture minor' published in HT on April 2, recorded statements of police officials and a medical officer who had examined the victim.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2011 01:27 IST
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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), which swung into action following a report 'Monster cops torture minor' published in HT on April 2, recorded statements of police officials and a medical officer who had examined the victim.

A 13-year-old boy from Krishna Colony was arrested on charges of vehicle theft and allegedly subjected to custodial torture at the Sector 4 police post in Gurgaon. According to the boy's parents, policemen injected petrol in his rectum and sprinkled chilli powder in his eyes during interrogation before he was sent to a rehabilitation centre in Faridabad.

Doctors had confirmed the injury but the actual cause of it was not ascertained. The victim's family was yet to file a complaint against the erring police.

The police, meanwhile, washed its hands of the case. "Before the boy was sent to juvenile home, a doctor examined him at the civil hospital. If the boy was tortured, it must be at the rehab centre which does not fall under our jurisdiction," said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (West), Gurgaon. He, however, said the matter will be looked into when they receive a complaint.

Meanwhile, civil hospital doctors confirmed boy's injuries. "We found some black spots on his buttocks which seem to be a result of some external injury. We will constitute a board to examine whether the wound was caused due to assault," said Dr Khajan Singh, principal medical officer, Civil Hospital.