Pregnant woman, husband assaulted in Kolkata

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    Pregnant woman, husband assaulted in Kolkata - The Times of India

    KOLKATA: A pregnant woman and her husband landed at the local police station after being reportedly assaulted by their neighbours. But police allegedly refused to accept their complaint, snatched medical reports and detained the husband in the lockup for three hours while the woman writhed in pain.

    Traumatized by the experience at the hand of the law enforcers, Pabitra Gharami and his wife Tumpa withdrew into a cocoon. It was only when rights organization APDR got wind of the incident and took up the case on Wednesday that the couple recounted the horror story.

    Pabitra, in the mid-twenties, works as a driver and lives at a slum off Muraripukur Road of Maniktala in east Kolkata. A native of Raidighi in South 24-Parganas, Pabitra stays in the city with his wife, elder brother and sister.

    On Monday afternoon an altercation broke out between him and his neighbour Indra Paik over parking the car during lunch. "I parked the car in the adjoining lane to have a meal. It was sometime around 1.15pm. Around 15 minutes later, Paik knocked on the door and asked me to remove the car. I told him I was about to finish my meal and would do so in a few minutes but he refused to listen and began abusing me," recounted Pabitra.

    Soon an altercation broke out and Pabitra alleged that relatives of Paik joined in and began assaulting him. "When Tumpa tried to step in, they pushed her against a cycle van and assaulted her as well," alleged Pabitra, adding that his wife, who is pregnant, was hurt and had to be taken to RG Kar Medical College & Hospital.

    Following the doctor's advice, the couple went to Maniktala police station to lodge a complaint but found the attackers there along with members of a Trinamool Congress-backed local club Pathikrit. Police allegedly ignored the complaint of the victim and went by the version of club members. :shocked:

    "The officer refused to take our complaint. Instead, one of them snatched the medical reports and put me and my brother Prabir behind bars," said Pabitra. The officer started threatening and released us after three hours only after we had been forced to sign blank papers," the two brothers alleged.

    On Wednesday, a team of APDR took the couple to deputy commissioner (ESD) in charge Deep Narayan Goswami who heard the entire matter from the victims and asked Maniktala police station to initiate a case against the accused. The case has been registered under section 147,148,323,325,354,506 IPC. "I have asked the assistant commissioner to probe the matter and identify the officer who allegedly misbehaved with the couple," said Goswami.:frusty:

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