Assam Police allegedly tortured 3 sisters

Three Sisters were assaulted and tortured at the Burha Police Outpost by 2 officers who beat them without respite, causing one of them to suffer a miscarriage. Narrating the harrowing experience, the woman said, "On September 8 night a police team of Burha Police Outpost entered our house but we didn't know why they came. When I asked why they were there, they asked me to not ask any questions. The police officer flashed his pistol at me and my husband said that he will shoot us. They also picked up my elder sister and younger sister." She added, "At Burha police outpost, they stripped our clothes and beat us up. They also touched our private parts and beat us with sticks and shoes. They told us to bring our elder brother but we didn't reveal his location to them." The woman also said that she repeatedly pleaded with the officers who ignored the appeals and went on with the torturing. "When the police officer kicked my pregnant sister, she started bleeding and her pregnancy was terminated. My elder sister was two months pregnant. We were also forced to sign our signature in a blank paper at gunpoint," said one of the sisters.

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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 Other 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
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 08, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Minuwara Begum, Sanuwara, 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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