Mangaluru, June 3, 2016: A woman hailing from Kodi Kanyana near Udupi has accused the SI and constable of Brahmavar Police Station of misbehaving with her and also threatening her. She has also submitted a memorandum to Western Range IGP seeking action against the erring cops.
Speaking to reporters here on June 2, Thursday the woman said the incident occurred when the two policemen arrived at the hospital where her brother was admitted after suffering serious injuries in an attack in Brahmavar owing to a previous enmity.
She alleged that the SI and constable pressurised them to end the case in a compromise. " They attacked my brother and behaved rudely with me and also threatened me when we disagreed," she said.
She said though she met the Udupi SP and apprised him of the matter, he too had backed the police personnel. She also informed that she later submitted a memorandum to the IGP with the help of Human Rights Universal Foundation. She informed that the IGP has assured to look into the case.
Jayashree Bhat, President of Udupi district women’s wing of Human Rights Universal Foundation, Sajini Vijaya, Secretary of DK unit of the Foundation and others were present at the press meet and said the fight for justice in the case would continue.
SP clarifies: In the backdrop of allegations against Brahmavar cops and also against him that he had backed the accused cops, Udupi SP Annamalai has issued a clarification wherein he stated that the woman had messaged him on May 25 following which he had directed her to approach the Brahmavar Police Station. However the woman stating that she feared to go there later messaged him that she had lodged a complaint at Kota police station.
The SP said he has already received a report regarding the case from Brahmavar Inspector and that a notice has been served to the SI and the constable as to why they did not behave properly with a woman.
"The woman had approached me with some members of human rights organisation seeking to register rape case against the police officer," the SP said adding as at the outset it did not look like a rape case, he told her that it was not possible.
The SP also clarified that there has been no discrimination or favouritism.