Muslim woman assaulted inside police station in Delhi

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A 37-year-old Hamida, a resident of Northeast Delhi, has alleged that she was brutally beaten up by Girish Jain, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Dayalpur police station while in custody.

Hamida and her husband Mumtaz who are partially disabled own a house in Nehru Vihar, Karawal Nagar, Northeast Delhi and she was detained after a petty tiff between her neighbour and tenant on 30 August, snowballed into a scuffle.

“On the same day (30 August) at around 8 PM, SHO Dayalpur police station along with other policemen came inquiring about me and asked me to produce the verification form and agreement of our tenant. I had an 11-month agreement which I produced before them. Then they asked me to accompany them to my tenant’s house, to which I said the address is mentioned in the agreement, I cannot go since my husband is not at home and my children are alone,” Hamida told South Asian Wire.

Minutes later, she was forcefully dragged into a jeep and taken to the police station for “inquiry.”

“They then took me to the police station, where one constable forced me into a small dark room, tied my hands and the SHO then thrashed my thighs and back with a green colored plastic hose. He hurled abuses on me and beat me up brutally. I couldn’t move properly for the next two weeks,” Hamida shared the ordeal.

There were around 5 policemen, of which 2 were in civil clothes and three were in uniform, there was no lady constable with them, according to South Asian Wire.

Hamida also accused Girish Jain of threatening her to remain silent about the brutal treatment. It was 2 AM when her husband’s brother got her out on bail.

Hamida had filed a complaint against SHO Girish Jain, addressing the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast. The copies of the complaint were also sent to the Delhi Police Commissioner, State Human Rights Commission, and Delhi Minorities Commission.

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