Gautam Budh Nagar: Man strips himself, family members over police’s ‘refusal’ to lodge robbery case

Sunil Gautam and his family had gone to the police station to inquire about a complaint against the suspect who had allegedly robbed him of his motorcycle and wallet, said the police.

Written by Abhishek Angad | Dankaur | Published:October 9, 2015 5:12 am

Five people, including three women, have been arrested on charges of public obscenity after they allegedly stripped in a market in Dankaur in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar, to protest the police’s alleged refusal to register a complaint of robbery.

Sunil Gautam and his family had gone to the police station to inquire about a complaint against the suspect who had allegedly robbed him of his motorcycle and wallet, said the police.

“He demanded that the suspect be arrested immediately. But there are certain procedures which need to be followed and police officials informed him about them. He then staged a protest at the market. When he was asked to leave, he took off his clothes. He even tore off his wife’s and sisters-in-law’s clothes. A police officer was also manhandled by the family. We have video evidence of the incident,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (Gautam Budh Nagar) Kiran S.

Sunil’s family, however, claimed that police refused to lodge a complaint of the “robbery”. Sudesh Gautam, Sunil’s brother, said, “We have been making rounds of the police station since the last three days. We were robbed of our motor bike, money and mobile phone. They threatened us and attempted to kill us. But they ran away with our belongings after they spotted a police van”.

“Police said they can register a complaint only of theft… they refused to lodge a complaint based on our version,” he said.

The police have registered two separate FIRs in the case on charges of obscenity, attempt to murder, rioting and robbery, among others.

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    Badal
    Oct 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm
    Indian Express: Why you publishing news without knowing fact. IE is known for good journalism but this false news showing making shame on you. I have pics showing people being forced to be naked. Please investigate matter then publish. UP Police is involve in this incident.
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      costlyTruth
      Oct 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm
      Poor couple. They are Hindus and they got stripped by secular police in a secular state ruled by secular CM. SO, obviously the story will not be presented in that manner in the media. it will presented as given above in indian express. soon,they will even vanish out of the world itself
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        mohammas athani
        Oct 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm
        Truth should come out , if the Police are the culprits then severe punishment is inevitable. There is biased media reporting on this issue. I do not understand how come these medias has become so irresponsible..!
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          mohammas athani
          Oct 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm
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            Moham singj
            Oct 14, 2015 at 9:08 pm
            Shame on you indian express, the media will not change
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              Mughal
              Oct 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm
              Uttar Pradesh: Police strip Dalit couple in Greater Noida who insisted on filing FIR for robbery [Video] By Johnlee Varghese | Updated: October 8, 2015 22:19 IST UP police A dalit couple were stripped by the UP police for insisting them to file an FIR.Haribhoomi/Facebook A Dalit man and wife were reportedly stripped by the police in Greater Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar on Thursday after they insisted on registering an FIR for alleged robbery. According to a report, Sunil Gautam was robbed by miscreants on Wednesday night near Atta in Noida. He went to Dankaur police station in Greater Noida on Thursday to register an FIR along with his wife and baby. The police, however, refused to file a complaint. The couple then staged a protest outside the police station alleging inaction on part of the men in khaki. Irked by this, the policemen allegedly beat up the couple and tore off their clothes. Hindi daily Haribhoomi shared the pictures of the alleged incident on Facebook. A purported video of the incident involving the Dalits is also doing its rounds on social media. [Watch the viral video shared on Facebook here] The daily, citing the Dalit couple, reported that the station house officer (SHO), instead of listening to the couple, misbehaved with them and later tore their clothes on the street. The report also said that the police, following the incident, arrested five people, including three women under IPC Sections 307, 232, 323, 147, 148, 353, 294, 394. However, it was not known if the couple were among those booked in the case. After the video of the incident raked up a major storm on social media, the UP government under chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has now accused the dalit victims of having orchestrated the incident. An official Twitter account belonging to the Government of UP quoting the Superintendent of Police of the Noida area said: "Noida police is in possession of the alleged video of the alleged stripping; it clearly seen the accused disrobes/others.The witnesses present at the incident also corroborate the same; the video is circulated to undermine the efforts of the police."
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                Mughal
                Oct 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm
                this is truth: Uttar Pradesh: Police strip Dalit couple in Greater Noida who insisted on filing FIR for robbery [Video]
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                  Mughal
                  Oct 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm
                  दनकौर कांड पर लखनऊ में बरसीं मायावती, सपा सरकार पर लगाया सांप्रदायिकता फैलाने का आरोप ग्रेटर नोएडा. उत्तर प्रदेश में जनता पर अत्याचार करने के लिए कुख्यात यूपी पुलिस पर इस बार गंभीर आरोप लगे है। माा यूपी के ग्रेटर नोएडा के दनकौर थानाक्षेत्र का है। दनकौर थाने के प्रभारी प्रवीण यादव पर आरोप लगा है कि थाने में शिकायत दर्ज कराने आए एक दलित परिवार की एफआईआर दर्ज करने से मना कर दिया। जब परिवार ने इसका विरोध किया तो थाना प्रभारी ने महिला के साथ बदतमीजी और मारपीट की। साथ ही थाना प्रभारी ने दंपत्ति के बीच सड़क पर कपड़े फाड़ दिये। आजम खान ने शिवसेना के मुखपत्र 'सामना' पर साधा निशाना, बताया फासीवादी पत्रिका बता दे कि सुनील गौतम निवासी अट्टा के साथ बुद्धवार शाम को लूट हो गयी थी । इसी माे में गिरफ्तारी के लिए अपने परिवार के साथ दनकौर थाने गए थे । आरोप है कि तभी भीड़ देखकर थाना प्रभारी आग बबूला हो गए और गिरफ्तारी की मांग करने वालों के साथ मारपीट करते हुए महिला के साथ बदसलूकी की व कपडे फाड़ दिए। तिहाड़ जेल में गैंगवार होने से हुई दो कैदियों की मौत, 7 घायल माे की अधिक जानकारी के लिए हरिभूमि की टीम ने थाना प्रभारी से बात करने की कोशिश की तो उन्होंने ी से बात नहीं की। उन्होंने अपने ऊपर लगे आरोपों को झूठा बताया। प्रवीण यादव ने बताया कि प्रदर्शन कर रहे सुनील गौतम, उनके भाई और पत्नी जिसने उनपर आरोप लगाया है। सूत्रों के हवाले से खबर आ रही है कि पुलिस ने तीन महिलाओं ित पांचों लोगों पर 307,232,323,147,148,353,294,394, 7 क्रिमिनल एक्ट की धाराओं में मुकदमा दर्ज कर जेल भेज दिया है। haribhoomi
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