Madhya Pradesh: Police beat up 80-year-old woman, her 100-year-old husband for allegedly helping protesters

The woman said that police accused her of colluding with protesters.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Mandsaur farmers agitation, shivraj singh chouhan, madhya pradesh farmers protest, india news Kamalabhai Mewade, 80, was beaten by Madhya Pradesh police. (Screengrab/Youtube)

During last week’s agitation in Madhya Pradesh over the killing of six protesters in police firing, an 80-year old woman claimed she along with her 100-year old husband were beaten up by the police. According to a report by NDTV, the woman, Kamalabhai Mewade, who had a swollen face and a fractured arm, said the police accused her of being in league with the protesters from a farmers’ rally at Phanda Kalan village near Sehore.

Mewade said the police were chasing protesters who took a short cut through her compound, after which the police started accusing her of helping the protesters. “They said ‘Buddhi (old woman), you ordered that trucks be set on fire, you set the place ablaze,” the woman was quoted by NDTV as saying. “I told them that I cannot move from my cot. I have had a rod inserted in my leg and I have been sitting here for the last one-and-a-half years. Still, they beat me up,” she added. She also said that her son and four grandsons were arrested illegally by the police.

Mewade said that she and her husband Shivcharan Mewada will go on fast until Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan come up to meet her. “I will not eat till the Chief Minister comes and meets me,” NDTV quoted her as saying. She further told reporters that she went to meet the chief minister but was denied a meeting by the officials. According to the report, Principal Secretary S K Mishra has said that he will investigate the incident.

Six farmers were killed in a police firing at a rally in Mandsaur, where the farmers were demanding the government to waive off loans and provide better price for the crops. The incident triggered violent agitations in the state, with protesters resorting to burning vehicles and vandalism.

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  1. R
    Rss for Muslims
    Jun 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    Fake news by media, same thing about wiki mag railway news. Media is finding anything against BJP, modi and Hindu. Donald trump was right
    1. S
      Shubham bhardwaj
      Jun 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm
      U r right
    2. J
      Jun 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm
      While UP and now maharashtra farmers have got their waiver, why not all other states also. And why only farmers? All cottege industries, small artisans, small businesses, should get the waiver as well. The farmers, some of them rich, and some very rich would also get the waiver. This is all knee jerk reaction gone heywire. Genuine tax payers will be over burdened because of this misdemeanour.
      1. P
        Proud Bhakt
        Jun 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm
        Break every bone in her body . All stone pelting anti-Nationals should be dealt with ruthlessly . In kashmir also , these SICKular anti-Nationals made lot of excuses. No mercy should be shown by the police . If you pelt stones , then you will have to face the consequences. Crying afterwards that you are old or young is irrelevant .
        1. D
          Jun 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm
          Fact Proven dat the Bhakts doesn't respect women (young and elderly ). You are the rapists, murderers and child traffickers. keep it up.let people know truth about bjp ideology .