Assam Police allegedly tortured 3 sisters

Three Sisters were assaulted and tortured at the Burha Police Outpost of Darrang district by two officers who beat them without respite, causing one of them to suffer a miscarriage. Even though the incident took place on the 8th of September, 2019, it only came to light on Tuesday, 17th September after the women approached the media claiming that the police were refusing to file a case. The woman had initially filed a complaint with the Darrang district Superintendent of Police on September 10, but their case was not registered. The three sisters, aged 28, 30 and 18, were picked up at around 1.30 am on September 9 during a raid led by SI Sarma. Police claim the women were detained for questioning because a case was registered against their brother for allegedly abducting a Hindu woman. The assault continued all night and only stopped after their brother, who was reportedly in Meghalaya's Shillong with the woman he had allegedly kidnapped, surrendered at the police outpost. Reports said that the two police personnel involved in the assault, Mahendra Sarma and Binita Boro, had also been suspended after the criminal cases were filed against them.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Government office Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) :Assaulted victims to no avail. Registered case only after the issue received media attention. Current status Not known
Charges Filed Custodial torture Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 08, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Minuwara Begum, Sanuwara and Rumela
    Name of Perpetrator Mahendra Sharma, Binita Boro
    State Assam
    District/City Darrang
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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