Female police station cop consumes poison in Jind, Haryana

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 17:47 IST

A woman constable, posted as police control room (PCR) vehicle driver at the women police station in Jind, allegedly consumed poison on Thursday while accusing her senior colleagues of harassment.

Constable Sharmila was later admitted to a private hospital where her condition is said to be stable. The Jind police have booked her on charges of attempt to suicide.

Sources said she had alleged that DSP Mamta Sauda, station house officer (SHO) inspector Manisha and constable Anita had been harassing her and she took the extreme step as she was not happy with her posting at the women police station where she was not given the charge of investigation officer.

Family members of Sharmila alleged that she had raised this issue with Jind superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek Jorwal, but could not get any positive response from him. They said the police had booked Sharmila for attempt to suicide to pressurise the family.

Talking to Hindustan Times, SP Jorwal refuted the allegations of harassment levelled by the woman cop against the DSP and the SHO and said, "She has been booked under Section 309 (attempt to suicide) of the IPC".

The SP said, "Though I am investigating the matter, we have found in the preliminary investigation that Sharmila's allegations are baseless. She was even caught telling people not to waste their time by filing complaints at the women police station and meet the SP directly for speedy redressal of their complaints".

He added, "We have even found irregularities in her duty as she takes the official police vehicle without making an entry of the spots visited in the register".

Asked whether the police will look into the allegations of Sharmila, the SP said, "Yes, during the investigation she will also be given a chance to prove her allegations".

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