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Police inspector suspended for thrashing elderly woman

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The inspector-in-charge (IIC) of a police station in district was placed under suspension for allegedly thrashing an elderly woman, officials said.

"Pending drawal of disciplinary proceeding, Mrutunjay Swain, station is placed under suspension with immediate effect for his gross misconduct in assaulting a 75-year-old woman and her daughter-in-in the premises of the police station which is unbecoming of a police officer," the of Police R P Sharma ordered yesterday.

Swain has denied the allegations levelled against him.

The (OHRC) yesterday had asked the IGP (Central Range) to furnish a report within two weeks on alleged thrashing of the elderly woman.

The OHRC's Justice B K Mishra gave this direction while taking cognizance of the allegations made by one Prasanna Dash, advocate and president, Sachetan Nagarik Manch of Tiadi Sahi,

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 10:22 IST