Police Inspector beat up Dalit woman; services terminated
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Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010, 00:27
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday terminated the services of a police inspector, who beat up a Dalit woman accused of murdering her husband in Musafirkhana area of Sultanpur district, a senior official said here.

Kailashnath Dwiwedi was earlier put under suspension after he beat up the Dalit woman yesterday.

"Station incharge of Musafirkhana, Kailashnath Dwiwedi, has been dismissed from the services for manhandling and assaulting Sangeeta, who was arrested on charges of killing her husband, during police custody," Principal Secretary (Home) Fatesh Bahadur Singh told reporters here.

Singh said Sangeeta had on Tuesday night strangulated her husband Deepak Kumar alias Deepu in Maniyari village.

He also said that during press briefing the inspector had slapped Sangeeta.

After the incident at Manyari village in Aliganj area here came to the fore, Dwiwedi was suspended by Sultanpur Superintendent of Police and an inquiry was ordered against him, he said.

Singh said that keeping in mind the gravity of the incident, the government has decided to terminate Dwivedi's services with immediate effect.

The incident occurred yesterday after one Deepak Kumar was found strangulated following which his mother lodged an FIR and the police started looking for his wife Sangeeta.

The woman was rounded up after some time and she confessed to the crime, Sultanpur SP Satyendra Veer Singh said.

Cong slams Mayawati

"It is very unfortunate incident, particularly when the Chief Minister herself is a Dalit woman in the state. This puts a question mark on the claims of Mayawati about Dalit welfare," Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said about the incident.

"No civil society can accept this type of behaviour on the part of government officials."


First Published: Friday, February 19, 2010, 00:27

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