The National Commission for Women (NCW) on September 18th, 2019 took suo moto cognisance after an article about a pregnant woman and her two sisters were allegedly stripped and tortured inside a police station in Assam’s Darrang district was published in The Indian Express.
The Commission condemned the treatment meted out to the women at the police outpost and expressed anguished against such alleged misconduct on part of the police officials.
“The role of the police officials is to help uphold law and order impartially and protect people, specially women. It is unbelievable how they have treated these women, who are not even alleged criminals,” the NCW stated is a press communique.
The communique further stated, “The alleged officials should be dealt with very strongly so that they do not repeat such an act in future.”
The Commission further directed the Assam Director General of Police (DGP) “to take up the matter urgently and ensure that the miscreants are given stern punishment.”
As per reports, Darrang Police had picked up three sisters from Sixmile area in Guwahati on September 8th, 2019 in connection with a kidnapping case and took them to Burha Police Outpost. The women alleged that they were stripped and beaten on their private parts at the Outpost.
After the incident came to light, the in-charge of the Burha Police Outpost Mahendra Sarma and a lady constable Binita Boro were placed under suspension on September 18th, 2019.
Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia directed the DIG (CWR), Brajenjit Singha to conduct an inquiry into the matter.