GUWAHATI/MANGALDAI, Sept 17 - The inspector-in-charge of the Burha police outpost, Mahendra Sarma, and lady constable Binita Boro have been placed under suspension and a criminal case registered against them for allegedly stripping and torturing a pregnant woman and two of her sisters inside the outpost.
The women, who include a physically challenged lady, were picked up from Guwahati by Darrang police recently in connection with a case registered against their brother.
�Both Sarma and Boro have been suspended. A criminal case has been registered against them,� said Director General of Assam Police Kula Saikia while talking to The Assam Tribune.
The DGP has also directed DIG (CWR) Brajenjit Singha to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report with a week�s time.
The pregnant woman had earlier alleged before the media that she had to terminate her pregnancy after she was beaten up by the police, although the same could not be corroborated by any medical reports.
The incident, according to the victims, dates back to September 6 when a case was filed against Ruful Ali, their brother, for allegedly abducting a girl, although a section of people claimed that it was case of elopement and not abduction. The FIR was lodged by the elder brother of the girl.
Subsequently, unable to locate Ruful Ali, a police team led by the officer-in-charge of the Burha police outpost visited Guwahati and picked up Minowara Begum, Sanuwera Begum and Rumele Begum � the three sisters of Ruful � from different locations of the city.
The sisters alleged that after being taken to the police station, they were stripped and tortured by the police. The trio went on to file a case with the Darrang police on September 10 against the alleged police brutality.
Earlier today, Darrang Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan said that a complaint from one Minowara Begum was received on September 11 and that an inquiry is already being conducted by the DSP (HQ) into the incident. If the charges against the police personnel are proved in the inquiry, criminal action will be taken as per law, he stated.