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AHRC seeks probe into police brutality case

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GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has asked the District Magistrate of Darrang to conduct a thorough probe into the incident of police brutality on three women in the Burha police outpost and submit the report along with all medical documents within one month.

Based on media reports about the incident, the human rights body took suo motu cognizance into the matter. One Makbul Hussain of All Assam Garia Yuva Chatra Parishad has also filed a complaint with the AHRC on the same incident.

�As per media reports, the three women were allegedly picked up by the Darrang police from Guwahati and taken to Burha outpost where they were stripped and tortured by the inspector-in-charge Mahendra Sarma and a lady constable Binita Boro. The victims included a physically challenged lady and a pregnant woman, who told the media she had to terminate her pregnancy after she was beaten up by the police.

�The incident took place on September 6, when a case was filed against Ruful Ali, brother of the three women. Unable to locate Ruful Ali, police allegedly picked up the three women,� the rights body stated.

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AHRC seeks probe into police brutality case

GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has asked the District Magistrate of Darrang to conduct a thorough probe into the incident of police brutality on three women in the Burha police outpost and submit the report along with all medical documents within one month.

Based on media reports about the incident, the human rights body took suo motu cognizance into the matter. One Makbul Hussain of All Assam Garia Yuva Chatra Parishad has also filed a complaint with the AHRC on the same incident.

�As per media reports, the three women were allegedly picked up by the Darrang police from Guwahati and taken to Burha outpost where they were stripped and tortured by the inspector-in-charge Mahendra Sarma and a lady constable Binita Boro. The victims included a physically challenged lady and a pregnant woman, who told the media she had to terminate her pregnancy after she was beaten up by the police.

�The incident took place on September 6, when a case was filed against Ruful Ali, brother of the three women. Unable to locate Ruful Ali, police allegedly picked up the three women,� the rights body stated.