Villagers thrash Bahadurgarh ASI
Members of a family in Daulkalan village, others beat up the cop when he knocked at their door after midnight on Sunday; cop claims he went to probe a domestic violence complaint.punjab Updated: Sep 28, 2015 22:29 IST
Bahadurgarh police post in-charge assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Kirpal Singh, 50, was severely thrashed by a family in Daulkalan village, after he knocked at their door after midnight on Sunday, claiming to be investigating a complaint by the daughter-in-law of the house.
The family, however, has contradicted the ASI’s version and alleged that he was in an inebriated condition, and had been making frequent rounds of the area for over a month to meet their daughter-in-law, Geeta Chibber, 26.
Records show that Geeta had lodged a complaint of domestic violence against her in-laws and husband Buland Singh around a month ago.
“My son and daughter-in-law have been living in a separate house. Geeta did lodge a complaint with the police around a month ago. Since then the ASI had been making frequent rounds to the area and her out of the house and even meeting her alone,” said Surjit Kaur, the mother in-law of Geeta.
She claimed that even on Sunday, around midnight, the ASI came to Geeta’s residence in an inebriated state and started threatening her (Geeta’s) husband Buland.
“The villagers tried to talk some sense into the policeman. However, he continued to be aggressive and even threatened the family. At this, the family and other villagers thrashed the ASI,” Surjit added.
The ASI, who managed to save his life, by fleeing from the spot and hiding at an acquaintance’s place, said, “I was on duty and had conducted a raid to investigate a complaint by Geeta that she was a victim of domestic violence. She had requested me to report immediately.”
Sources said the cop had had been thrashed mercilessly with blunt and sharp-edged weapons. He is now admitted at the Rajindra Medical College and Hospital with a fractured arm and other serious injuries.
By the time a police team from Sadar police station reached the village, the attackers had managed to flee.
A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC has been registered against four family members of Geeta including her husband Buland Singh, his brother-in-law and father-in-law at the Sadar police station.
In spite of several attempts, SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan could not be contacted for comments.