`Detention to miscarriage': SHRC orders investigation into `police brutalities'

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 April 2020 4:34 PM GMT
`Detention to miscarriage: SHRC orders investigation into `police brutalities

Hyderabad: Telangana State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has asked the police department to enquire into the complaints of brutalities against women during the lockdown.

In one of the complaints, T Uma Mahendra has accused Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic), for detaining a mother and her newborn for hours without any specific reason.

According to the complainant, the Vikarabad woman had come to Hyderabad for delivery. While returning to Vikarabad with the newborn in a government ambulance, the ACP allegedly detained the mother and newborn for hours and seized their ambulance without any specific reason.

State Human Rights Commission has asked for a report from the ACP by March 9, 2020.

In another case in Golconda, a pregnant woman allegedly suffered a miscarriage after police constable Hanmanth Rao stopped the couple at Tolichowki X Road when they were on their way to a diagnostic center.

“I showed him the doctor’s prescription but he did not listen. He continued using abusive words. When I asked him to stop he started beating me with a lathi. He also took my bike key and mobile phone,” said woman’s husband, who has filed the complaint.

The complainant said the constable made them stand for 30 minutes under the blazing sun. “After multiple requests, he permitted me to drop my wife home. The next day I got permission to take my wife to the hospital. On that day my wife had a miscarriage and we lost our child,” he said.

State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, West Zone to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit the report by June 8, 2020.

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