Pregnant woman undertrial hospitalised, alleges atrocity

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Ambala, Aug 5 (UNI) A fettered pregnant woman undertrial, brought to Civil hospital in a bleeding condition, has accused the jail authorities of committing excesses upon her.

The IG Prisons M.S. Mann, on learning of the incident, has directed SP, Ambala to hold inquiry into the complaint of Madhu, who was remanded to judicial custody by the court on August 1.

The young woman has alleged that she was being forced to strip and stay with male criminals by some hardened women prisoners with the connivance of women police personnel.

She alleged that upon her refusal, she was beaten up and kicked, which led her to bleed.

When her condition deteriorated, she was brought to the civil hospital in chains, she said.

She alleged that the jail authorities did not take notice of her complaints and took no action against her tormentors.

Mr Mann told UNI that jail officials, if found guilty as alleged by the undertrial woman, would be not be spared.

Madhu, wife of Balwinder of Naraingarh, had left her matrimonial home alleging harassement and was living with her parents in Ambala City.

She developed relations with her neighbourer Manish, resident of village Ajrana and also befriended a minor girl Ruby, who used to live with her uncle.

The three of them left for Ajrawar in Delhi about one and a month ago, without informing anyone.

However, police caught up with them after Ruby's uncle lodged complaint alleging that Madhu and Munish had kidnapped his niece.

The Police arrested them from Delhi and both were produced in the court on August 1 from where they were sent to judicial custody in the central jail, while Ruby was restored to her uncle.

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