Torture of Dalit woman: Residents meet Police Commissioner

Residents of Prem Nagar on Thursday met Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh and demanded a fair investigation into the beating up of a Dalit woman in Prem Nagar on April 3.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published:April 19, 2013 3:58 am

Residents of Prem Nagar on Thursday met Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh and demanded a fair investigation into the beating up of a Dalit woman in Prem Nagar on April 3. The woman was beaten up publicly and an FIR was registered on April 16 after she produced a video grab before Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh.

Three cops had been suspended on Wednesday by the Commissioner for not acting on the complaint swiftly.

However,the delegation on Thursday demanded that the SC/ST Act should be dropped from the FIR because the residents said the woman was not a Dalit and was giving false statements.

Ravinder Rawat,Roshan Singh and Amit Kumar,who were leading this delegation,said,“Last year, police had registered a case under immoral trafficking against the same woman. The police should listen to the area residents as well and should take action against the woman too.”

The residents submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner,who assured them that a special investigation team (SIT) will look into all aspects and based on its report,due action would be taken. The residents demanded that SHO Jatinderjit Singh should be reinstated.

While on Wednesday night,the residents had blocked the National Highway 1 and had staged a dharna outside the office of ADCP Bhupinder Singh Sidhu,they staged a dharna at Jagraon bridge after meeting the Commissioner on Thursday.

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