Mumbai: Chunabhatti cops assault maid in lock-up

A house help from Sion alleges police brutality over a false robbery case

On Friday, a 32-year-old house help from Sion claimed she was taken to Chunabhatti police station on suspicion of carrying out a theft at a residence where she had been employed for the last four months.

Geeta More with her brother
Geeta More with her brother

According to social activist Jyoti Raut, who Geeta More’s neighbours alerted, the maid was taken into a room where four policemen and a lady cop beat her. Raut alleges that the complainant ended up finding his lost valuables in a cupboard at home.

On August 13, Sandeep Malhotra lodged an FIR with the Chunabhatti police after jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh went missing from his flat in Luvkush Society. The police picked up More for questioning.

“They beat me for so long, I can barely move. A policeman hit me with a belt on my toe, while another kicked me. I fell unconscious. When I came to my senses, they threatened to arrest me in the case if I told anyone about the incident,” said More, who was taken to Sion hospital for treatment.

“We have lodged a complaint at the police station and will send a copy of the complaint to the DCP’s office,” said Raut. More lodged a complaint against the policemen yesterday. Senior police inspector Dattatray Tukaram Naykodi said, “Necessary action will be taken against the culprit.”

You May Like

MORE FROM JAGRAN

4 Comments

  • Biltu17-Aug-2015

    WHY HAVE THESE COPS NOT BEEN ARRESTED FOR GREVIOUS BODILY HARM AND THE MALE COPS FOR SOMETHING EVEN MORE SINISTER. WHY DOES THIS SO CALLED MODERN REFORMING CHIEF MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA NOT PUT A STOP TO POLICE FEELING BOLD AND FREE TO BEAT UP POOR PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR AND COME FROM LOWER STRATA OF SOCIETY.

  • Asha Laxmi17-Aug-2015

    Can she sue the Police Department for physical voilence n torture? She can surely sue her former employer for falsely blaming her as a thief and causing her physical n mental harm.

  • vinali more18-Aug-2015

    it is ridiculous

  • Tony Philip18-Aug-2015

    There is only one religion in the world ie Rich and poor.There is only two classes in the world ie Rich and poor

Leave a Reply