Roughed up, driver files complaint against IPS officer’s daughter
The officer’s daughter also filed a counter-complaint that the driver had outraged her modesty and abused herUpdated: Jun 16, 2018, 09:11 IST
A police driver working with Kerala additional director general of police (ADGP) Sudesh Kumar was admitted to a hospital after he was allegedly beaten up by his superior’s daughter on Thursday.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan termed the incident as “serious”, and ordered a probe after the victim’s wife alleged that her husband was being ill-treated by the senior police officer’s family.
The driver, Gavaskar, stated in his police complaint the incident occurred when he went to pick up the senior official’s daughter from a morning walk. He said she verbally abused him because he had arrived slightly late, and demanded that he hand over the vehicle keys. When he refused, she took out her mobile phone and hit him on his neck and shoulder.
Meanwhile, the officer’s daughter also filed a counter-complaint that the driver had outraged her modesty and abused her. Following this, the driver was booked for a non-bailable offence while minor charges were framed against her. This gave rise to a full-blown controversy.
The driver’s wife, Reshma Gavaskar, later met the chief minister and complained that he was treated like a bonded labourer and forced to do all sorts of odd jobs. The ADGP had ignored all his complaints in this regard, she added.
Vijayan sought a report from the director general of police (DGP) in this regard, besides details of the official vehicles being used by the Kumar. “It has come to our notice that some senior officers are forcing sub-ordinates to do their household jobs. It is highly unethical and unfair. I have sought a report from the DGP. We will put an end to this practice,” he added.
The ADGP was not available for comment.