Mumbai: Cop suspended for his obscene remarks on rape survivor's undergarments

Jun 03, 2015, 09:29 IST | Shirish Vaktania

In an incident that could further tarnish the image of the men in khaki, a police inspector (PI) from MHB police station passed insensitive and obscene comments on a rape survivor, for which he has now been suspended.

Inspector Anil Avhad
Inspector Anil Avhad

Action was initiated against PI Anil Avhad after the woman approached the police commissioner and informed him about Avhad’s behaviour. He was the investigation officer in the case filed by the survivor two weeks ago. According to other officials, the 28-year-old survivor was in love with a 30-year-old man who had promised to marry her.

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Based on his promises, the two got intimate. When the accused refused to marry her, the woman registered a case against the man. In her complaint to the police commissioner, the woman alleged that it was while recording her statement that Avhad made insensitive remarks and passed obscene comments about her undergarments.

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She even claimed that Avhad kept following her inside the police station, making her uncomfortable. Additional Commissioner of Police (North) Fatehsingh Patil said, “Officer Avhad was suspended following orders from the head office. The officer passed insensitive and lewd comments on the survivor’s inner clothes and also stalked her. Due to this indecent behaviour, we suspended him.”

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