Cop beats women protesting children’s arrest in Aligarh

A woman sub-inspector allegedly beat women who were protesting the arrest of their minor children outside a police station in Aligarh, triggering a probe.

A probe has been ordered by the deputy inspector general (DIG) of Aligarh Range Prakash D into the alleged beating of women at Quarsi police station when they went to protest the arrest of their minor children yesterday, official sources said here on Friday.

“Seven persons, including four minors (two of 13 years, one of 17 years and one of 15 years), were arrested yesterday with stolen goods, including gold in Quarsi of Aligarh”, IG, law and order RK Vishwarkma said.

Responding to the beating of women by policemen yesterday, Vishwakarma said that the women were trying to force release these minors who were involved in the theft and police only tried to disperse them from doing the act.

According to the police, the arrested children were used by their families for “stealing cash and jewellery during weddings and other public functions”.

TV footage showed a woman in uniform beating a woman among the protesters outside the police station.

In a similar incident, a girl was slapped by a woman in plainclothes inside a police station in Ghaziabad on May 13 after she picked up by the police along with her boyfriend allegedly in an inebriated condition.