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  Metros   Delhi  01 Dec 2019  Woman sits on protest outside Parliament, says cops ‘thrashed’ her

Woman sits on protest outside Parliament, says cops ‘thrashed’ her

Published : Dec 1, 2019, 4:52 am IST
Updated : Dec 1, 2019, 8:30 am IST

DCW notice to police for harassment of agitator.

Doctor Priyanka Reddy
 Doctor Priyanka Reddy

New Delhi: A woman sat on a solitary protest near the Parliament on Saturday morning in wake of the gangrape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in the outskirts of Hyderabad. She alleged that she was harassed and beaten up by police personnel, following which the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued notice to the Delhi police.

Holding a placard with the slogan “why I can’t feel safe in my own Bharat,” Anu Dubey, who is in her mid 20s, sat on the pavement near gate number 2-3 of the Parliament House complex to protest against crime against women in the country, the police said.


She alleged “gross misbehaviour, harassment, and violence” by the Delhi police personnel from the Parliament Street police station who forcefully removed her from the site and detained her.

Though the Delhi police denied allegations of brutality, the DCW issued a notice to the deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi district) seeking action against the erring police officials.

According to the police, some of its personnel asked the woman to go to Jantar Mantar to continue her protest but when she refused they took her to the Parliament Street police station in a police vehicle, a senior officer said. At that time the woman was sobbing, he said, adding that after some officers heard her grievances she was released from the police station. Ms Dubey, however, has alleged that head constables Kuldip and Manju and one more officer misbehaved with her, hit her, and threatened her.


At the police station, she was allegedly thrown on a bed where three women police officers sat over her and beat her. She had scratch marks on her body and blood was also coming out from her wounds, the DCW said in the notice.

Ms Dubey has submitted a complaint in this regard to the Parliament Street police station. The Delhi police said that a senior woman police officer will look into the matter.

Swati Maliwal, the chairperson of DCW, has demanded that an FIR should be filed against those responsible for the misbehaviour. The DCW has sought reasons for removing the woman from the site even though she was alone and sitting quietly. It has also asked for details of the officials responsible for misbehaving with her. It has sought all details by December 4.


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