UP: SHO suspended after video shows cops torturing minor inside police station
Police formed a probe committee to investigate the incidentlucknow Updated: Nov 18, 2017 23:19 IST
A station house officer was suspended after a video showing a minor, who was picked up in a theft case, being tortured inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj was circulated on the social media on Saturday.
Superintendent of police, Maharajganj, RP Singh said: “The SHO has been suspended after the video went viral. A probe committee led by the Sadar CO has been formed to investigate the matter. If charges are found to be true, departmental action will be taken against him.”
The one-minute video of the alleged torture shows a bamboo placed on the minor’s legs while SHO KN Shahi and a constable standing on it even as the boy cries out in extreme pain, pleading for mercy.
Shahi is also seen beating him repeatedly with a cane.
With folded hands, the boy is seen saying he is ready to admit guilty to every charge levelled against him.
On September 16, a woman had lodged a theft complaint with the police. As the woman raised suspicion on a minor, the police also picked up the boy, among other suspects, and allegedly tortured him in a bid to get a confession from him
In the meantime, somebody filmed the incident and put it on the social media.
First Published: Nov 18, 2017 23:19 IST