Mangaluru, Dec 28, 2015: Belthangady Sub-Inspector of Police Sandesh is facing serious charges of assaulting several members of a family during a wedding function on December 28, Monday.
Sources said the SI had entered the house of Walter Kiran of Savanalu in mufti along with other police personnel and were welcomed by the family mistaking them for guests.
It is learnt, the SI tried to arrest Kiran with regard to a fraud case registered against him in Belthangady police station. Sources said the SI assaulted Kiran’s wife Jennifer and even tore her clothes when she demanded an arrest warrant or other documents. It is said even a nun who was present in the house was abused and assaulted when she questioned the action of the cops in mufti.
It is said the SI who summoned other police personnel inside the house, later assaulted the family members by locking the house from inside and arrested Walter Kiran (38), Eliyas (40), Roopesh (29) and Godwin (20).
Following the incident, the family of Walter Kiran has alleged that the SI has registered an attempt to murder case under Section 307 of IPC against Kiran, Jennifer, Sr Winnie D’Costa and four others. It is learnt some of the victims have been admitted to Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru. Some children including Shayna Priyanka (9) were also reportedly assaulted by the SI when they were trying to film the happenings on cell phones.
The family also alleged that the SI had not only seized 15 mobile phones but damaged two of them.
MLA of Mangaluru South JR Lobo visited the hospital where the injured are being treated and has assured to speak to the SP on conducting a thorough enquiry into the case.
Family complains to IGP : The family of Walter Kiran has even lodged a complaint with IGP Amrit Paul who has said that the matter will be investigated by an IPS rank officer appointed by the District Superintendent of Police. He also stated that the report will be submitted to him by December 30.
The background : A few days ago a person named Anil Furtado had lodged a complaint against Walter Kiran at Belthangady police station alleging that his wife had lost contact with him after Kiran took her along to Israel. But Kiran who had denied the allegation had argued that Anil’s wife had been to Israel with the help of someone else.
If Kiran had returned hometown on December 11 in view of the December 28 wedding of his brother Alwyn, he was taken into custody by the police on December 20 and reportedly assaulted in the station. The family of Kiran alleges that even Alwyn was taken into custody and assaulted when he had approached the police to get his brother released. It is said the SI had allegedly threatened to disrupt the wedding of Alwyn after the family of Kiran complained against him with the ASP.