Burha Police SI resumes duty

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Mahendra Sarma, the Sub-Inspector (SI) of Burha Police Outpost, who was suspended for allegedly stripping, torturing three women during interrogation in an abduction case, joins in Mangaldoi Sadar PS on Friday.

The enquiry conducted into allegations made by the three women also rubbished claims of miscarriage of one of the women due to extreme torture by a team of police led by the inspector-in-charge of the outpost.

However, the nearly 250-page enquiry report prepared by DIG (CWR) Brasenjit Singha did find the police team at fault for apprehending the accused women between midnight and sunrise, which is not permissible.

The report also found that the accused were beaten up by the police inside the police outpost but did not qualify that as ‘extreme torture’.

According to reports, Darrang district police picked up three sisters – Minuwara Begum, Sanuwara and Rumela from Sixmile area in Guwahati on September 8 night in connection with a kidnapping case and took them to Burha police outpost.

In a complaint filed with the Darrang district Superintendent of Police on September 10 by Minuwara Begum, she has alleged that the three of them were picked up from their homes by a police team led by the officer-in-charge of Burha police outpost, Mahendra Sarma, on September 8 night.

In the complaint they have said that they were taken to the Burha police outpost where the Mahendra Sarma and a lady constable physically tortured them the whole night. They were also stripped naked.

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