UP cops torture man for reporting wife’s gang-rape; SHO suspended

The policemen also broke two of his fingers of the rape survivor. Photo: iStock

A man was allegedly subjected to third-degree torture by Uttar Pradesh cops in Mainpuri after he approached them to file a complaint of abduction and rape of his wife.

The Uttar Pradesh director general of police (DGP) OP Singh on Monday (July 8) suspended Mainpuri’s station house officer (SHO) and other staff following the incident which took place on Friday (July 5) night.

Taking a strong note, the Uttar Police police said, “in a crime against women in Mainpuri district, the SHO and staff misbehaved with the victim’s husband when he went to lodge a complaint.

Police authorities said, “the incident was tweeted to UP Police. Taking cognisance, DGP OP Singh ordered suspension of the SHO and (other) staff, lodging an FIR against them and putting them behind bars.”

The shocking incident of police brutality took place under Bichhwan police station in the district of Mainpuri, which is represented by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh.

According to reports, the incident took place when the victim and his wife were travelling towards Mainpuri on a two-wheeler. Three anti-social elements, who were in a car, waylaid the couple, sprayed some powder in her husband’s eyes and kidnapped the woman and allegedly took turns to gang-rape her.

When the rape survivor’s husband gained consciousness and dialled the police helpline number, police officials reached the spot, but only to accuse him of filing a false complaint.

They allegedly assaulted him and levelled wild allegations against him. The policemen also broke two of his fingers, the reports said.

The rape survivor later managed to reach the police station and narrated her ordeal, following which the police filed a complaint.

SHO Rajesh Pal Singh along with two other police officers were suspended following the incident.