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Cop dismissed for beating Dalit woman

The SHO of Musafirkhana police station of Sultanpur district, Kailashnath Dewedi, who had beaten up a dalit woman named Sangeeta at the police station was terminated from service on Thursday.

lucknow Updated: Feb 18, 2010 20:49 IST
HT Correspondent/Rajesh

The SHO of Musafirkhana police station (Sultanpur district) Kailashnath Dewedi who had beaten up a dalit woman named Sangeeta at the police station was terminated from service on Thursday.

The Principal Secretary, Home, Kunwar Fatehbahadur said Sangeeta was taken into custody on the charge of killing her husband Deepak. “During interrogation she confessed her crime, still the station house officer beat her up before the journalists. Strict action would be taken against those who commit atrocities on the common people irrespective of his position or rank”, he said.

Musafirkhana police station falls under Amethi Parliamentary constituency represented by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

Sangeeta resident of Maniyari village in Sultanpur district located 120 km from east of Lucknow had allegedly stangled her husband Deepak when he was fast asleep on Tuesday night. The incident took place following a heated exchange between husband and wife earlier in the morning.

Sangeeta fled from the house and later police nabbed her in Gothawa village from the house of a relative. Delighted over the quick work out of the case the station house officer called media persons to the police station and paraded Sangeeta before them. When the journalists started questioning Sangeeta the station house officer got upset, as she deviated from the statement recorded during interrogation.

In the presence of the women police constables the SHO, Kailashnath Dewedi pulled Saneegta’s shawl and slapped her on the face. Before Sangeeta could react Dewedi pulled her hair and pushed her on the ground.

Moreover taking serious note of the custodial deaths of two persons in Ghurpur police station (Allahabad district) the state government terminated the services of SHO of police station Vinod Kumar Dubey as well as two constables Hari Prakash Rai and Anil Kumar Singh.

The Principal Secretary said earlier the state government had suspended nine cops of Ghurpur police station including the station house officer Vinod Kumar Dubey after death of two persons in the police custody. On Wednesday the government had terminated the SHO and two constables. The state government also handed over the inquiry of the case to CBCID.

On February 14 some persons fired on the police team near a liquor shop located in Gohaniya area of Allahabad. The constable Kamlesh Pandey was injured in the firing. Later the police nabbed four persons including Sanjay Nishad, Mukesh Nishad, Devanand Goswami and Ashok Kumar Nishad.

All of them were beaten in the police lock up, later two Ashok and sanjay succumbed to the injury. On the petition of Jitendra Kumar Nishad an FIR was registered against the cops.

The state government also handed over the inquiry of the suicide committed by Neelam Shukla at Kanpur to CBCID.

On December 18, last year Neelam resident of Kalyanpur locality was kidnapped by three youths namely Ramu Katheriya, Irshad and Sachin Gupta. An FIR was registered by her father Nand Kumar Shukla at Kalyanpur police station. Later Neelam was found lying near her house. “She was taken for medical examination to primary health center and Ursala hospital and rape was not confirmed in the medical report”, Principal Secretary said.

“The additional city magistrate Surendra Kumar Sharma and CO Nazirabad Niharika Sharma recorded statement of Neelam. On December 23 Neelam told the court that after kidnapping her the three accused gave some sedative to drink and raped her. The police registered an FIR and took Ramu Katheriya and Irshad into custody while Sachin Gupta is absconding” he said.

“On the request of her family members a medical board was constituted by the administration. The report of the medical board was not different from earlier one. On January 30 Neelam committed suicide. Her father told the police that she was putting pressure on them to shift to another locality. Since the accused belonged to influential family Neelam feared that they would kill her after coming out of jail”, Fatehbahadur said.