Barabanki: A 28-year-old woman here tried to commit suicide be immolating herself at Kothi police station alleging "humiliation and abuse" by police on Monday, following which the accused cops have been suspended.
The incident occurred when Nitu Dwivedi had gone to the police station to enquire about her husband Ram Narain who was taken into custody on Saturday night in connection with a firing over an alleged eve-teasing case in Gaha village, police said.
Station in charge Ram Saheb Singh Yadav and sub inspector Akhilesh Rai allegedly humiliated, abused, and chased Nitu away, they said.
Agitated Nitu sprinkled petrol and set herself on fire at the gate of the police station, they added.
She was rushed to the district hospital from where she was referred to Trauma Centre Lucknow in a serious condition.
Superintendent of Police Abdul Hamid has ordered suspension of both the policemen and additional force has been deployed in the area in view of tension over the incident.