Woman Raped, Tortured by Cops in Police Station

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Jammu:  In a bone-chilling incident, a woman in Jammu has alleged that a station house officer forcibly stripped her at a police station and sexually assaulted her. She further alleged that a beer bottle and chilli powder were inserted in her private parts.

A lawyer for the woman told reporters on Tuesday that the woman was detained at the Kanachak police station for a week after a couple for whom she worked as a domestic help accused her of theft.

The 25-year-old alleged that the incident took place a few days ago when she was falsely accused of theft from a couple’s house where she worked as a maid.

She also claimed that Kanachal Police Station SHO Rakesh Sharma confined and tortured her for a week.

The victim told a TV channel that she was not given anything to eat while in custody. When asked for water, policemen used to tell her to drink urine instead, alleged the victim.

The woman also alleged that her mother, husband and child were beaten by cops. The woman said when her husband came to meet her at the police station, he too was arrested.

The woman was granted bail by a court on Saturday.

A medical examination of the woman has been carried out but its findings are awaited.

Meanwhile, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to “immediately look into it”.

Senior police officers said a probe had been ordered into the allegation and if it was found true, the guilty will be punished for “such a heinous crime”.

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