Pregnant Muslim Woman Attacked by Police

After communal tension broke out in Shahpur on 8th May, 2020 , the local police resorted to violent measures with the goal of ensuring that the social distancing rules are followed in the area. The incident is believed to have been sparked by a heated exchange between patrolling policemen and three men sitting outside their homes in the containment zone. Soon, the scuffle attracted others and the people accused the law-enforcers of harassing the minority community in the holy month of Ramadan blaming them for enforcing a stricter lockdown than elsewhere in the city – where a sudden ban on the sale of fruits and vegetables was announced two days ago with only milk and medicines available. The following day, the police went berserk and arrested 20 people with brute use of force. During such time, the policemen broke open the strongly-built powerful door of his home and baton-charged his mother reading a religious book as well as his wife, who was breastfeeding a kid, was also injured in the assault. Victims of the incident recall the police assaulting women with batons, including a woman who is 3 months pregnant as well as an elderly woman who attempted to help her. The NCW has taken cognizance of the issue and has sought an inquiry and initiation of strict legal action against police officials.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 5 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) :The police broke down the door of the victims and proceeded to beat them up including a pregnant woman threatening to kill them as well Current status Investigation has not begun :The Police have not taken any action. The NCW has lodged a legal inquiry into the matter
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Main Information
Date of incident: May 09, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 4
    Name of the victim : Atik Kagdi
    Name of Perpetrator Gujarat Police
    State Gujarat
    District/City Ahmedabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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