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Two cops suspended,SIT set up to probe case

The policeman reportedly removed the boy’s clothes and hit his private parts.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana |
Updated: April 8, 2014 5:42:45 pm

A day after nine-year-old boy was beaten mercilessly allegedly by a head constable in Ludhiana because the minor from New Ashapuri did not accept that he had “stolen money from his friend’s home”,city Commissioner of Police P S Gill on Sunday suspended head constable Harnek Singh and ASI Narinder Singh — in charge of Raghunath Enclave chowki near PAU where the incident took place.

The policeman reportedly removed the boy’s clothes and hit his private parts. He did not stop even when the boy cried out in pain,but instead slapped him and beat him with a stick,said sources. Moreover,after the incident when the family tried to contact police commissioner with their complaint,they were allegedly made to wait for hours in front of his office. Eventually,the commissioner left without meeting the family. It was only after media intervention that the commissioner announced a probe into the matter.

A four-member special investigation team (SIT) has also been formed to investigate the case. “I have formed a SIT under DCP Harsh Bansal. The three other members are ACP Dhruman Nimbale,ADCP-2 Bhupinder Singh Sidhu and a representative from the women cell. The team will investigate and submit a report to me within three days,” Gill said.

“Harnek Singh and Narinder Singh have been suspended for the time being,” he added.

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