Police beat, strip govt employee for no offence

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Bhuvaneshwar, Dec 26: Police allegedly stripped, beat and locked up a govt employee for no offence of him at Athagarh in Orissa's Cuttak district. Akhaya Kumar Mohanty, a soil conservation department employee, was picked up by the police from his office on Tuesday after the former refused to accompany the policemen searching for a watchman, against whom a complaint was filed by a woman.

Officials sources on Thursday, Dec 25 said that Mohanty was allegedly stripped, put in the lock-up for hours and beaten up by police. He was released after the local residents gheraoed the police station.

After the incident came into light, the State govt has suspended the Police station in-charge and transferred the second officer. The govt has also sought a report from the Director General of Police (DGP).

A social activist Prabir Das has moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) demanding a proper inquiry into the matter. He has also demanded a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the victim from the state govt.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)


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