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    Tarun Gogoi Demands Arrest Of Burha Outpost SI Pregnant Woman Beaten Case

    SI Mahendra Sarma and lady constable Binita Boro have been placed under suspension post the incident

    Former three-time Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on September 19th, 2019, demanded arrest of the in-charge of the Burha Police Outpost in Darrang district into the pregnant woman beaten case. “Mahendra Sarma should be arrested instead of suspended,” he said.

    Speaking to media persons, the senior Congress leader said, “We have not witnessed such type of incident in the state earlier. Crimes against women are increasing at an alarming rate in the state. Women do not feel safe now. All the three women were tortured without any reason at the police outpost.”

    He further urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take the matter earnestly and help the women to achieve justice. He further demanded a proper investigation into the case.

    On the other hand, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hojai legislator Shiladitya Deb on September 19th, 2019 demanded a quick probe into the case where a pregnant woman was brutally beaten at the Burha police outpost in Darrang district.

    Speaking with media persons in the city, Deb said, “It a shameful incident that occurred and strict action should be taken against the culprits.”

    It may be mentioned that on September 9th, 2019, three sisters were picked up by the Burha police for interrogation in connection with a case against their brother Rasul Ali, who had eloped with a Hindu girl. The women, later, alleged that they were stripped off and beaten mercilessly and threatened of dire consequence if they make any complaint with police.

    On September, September 17th, 2019, the Darrang Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan placed SI Mahendra Sarma and one lady constable Binita Boro under suspension. A criminal case was also registered against them.

    Meanwhile, the Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia ordered a high-level inquiry and directed the DIG (CWR) Brajenjit Singha to conduct the investigation into the case.

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