ROURKELA: A sub-inspector (SI) of Uditnagar police station has been positioned beneath suspension for his alleged involvement in custodial torture of a Class IX student in a cell theft case. Police are but to reveal the identify of the cop citing investigation tips. Rourkela SP Mukesh Kumar Bhamoo suspended the SI for ‘professional lacuna’ after investigating the incident on the route of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
Bhamoo stated he carried out an in depth probe and suspended the SI three days again. Sources stated throughout investigation, it was established that the SI had slapped the minor boy and illegally detained him for an extended interval throughout interrogation. Though the officer’s intention was to resolve the theft case, his actions clearly amounted to skilled lapses inviting the suspension.
Earlier, taking suo motu cognisance of reports experiences, the OHRC on January 4 had handed an order asking the Rourkela SP to analyze the incident and put the case for listening to on February 15. The sufferer, a resident of Timber Colony slum, was picked up by the SI on December 26 final yr and allegedly tortured in police custody. The incident got here to gentle on January 3 when a neighborhood social activist highlighted the difficulty. Immediately, the kid welfare committee sought experiences from the Sundargarh district little one safety unit and Rourkela unit of Childline India.
The boy claimed that he had discovered the cell phone on a lane close to his home a month again. Another boy of the locality supplied him `1,500 and took the cell phone. On December 26, some policemen took him to Uditnagar police station and compelled him to admit about stealing the cell phone. The sufferer additionally alleged that he was undressed, crushed up and saved hungry earlier than being launched the following day morning with a warning to not disclose the matter to anybody. He additional claimed that his personal cell phone used for attending on-line lessons was additionally seized by the police.