Man Gets Spinal Fracture After ‘Police Torture’, Files Complaint

Delhi man who dialed 100 to seek police intervention to resolve a fight was later called to station and thrashed.

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Delhi man who dialed 100 to seek police intervention to resolve a fight was later called to the station and thrashed.

After a Delhi man was allegedly brutally beaten in police custody leading to spinal fracture, he registered a complaint against three police officials of Fatehpur Beri police station.

Wasim Khan, a resident of Chattarpur, said in his complaint that the three policemen: SI Satender Guliya, Praveen, and Jitendra had called him to the police station after he dialled 100 to resolve a fight in his locality.

“The police disbanded the group on the spot in order to stop the fight and started enquiring about the issue. I went back to my house thereafter. After sometime, at about 11.30 pm, the police came to my doorstep and asked me to accompany them to the police station as they wanted to record my statement with respect to the fight that I witnessed and complained about.”
Police complaint

Khan claimed that he was taken to the police station later where the cops thrashed him with lathis, punched him, and kicked him. Talking to The Wire, Khan recounted that the three policemen also used anti-Muslim slurs. He told the media group that the policemen yelled, “Bh*****d, ab karega call? Karega call 100 number par? Tum logon ne naak mein dum kar rakha hai, Mullon saalon (S*****-f****r, now tell us whether you’ll call? Will you dare to call the 100 helpline number? You people have created a nuisance, you bloody Mullahs).

He was released on the midnight of 18 May, after which he went to a hospital to get his MLC done. He was told he has spinal fracture. Copies of a CT scan, MRI scan and digital skiagram reveal injuries to Khan’s spine, including a fracture on the vertebra and a “small, detached bone fragment”, reported The Wire.

Commenting on the issue, DCP (South District) Atul Thakur said, "Vigilance enquiry is ongoing", as per a report by The New Indian Express.

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