In yet another case of violation of women’s dignity by police, a 37- year old lady was attempted to rape in Jorhat on Thursday night.
According to the victim, a team of police led by Sub Inspector S. Shyam of Jorhat Police Station came to her residence at around 12.30 am on Friday and entered the house by breaking the entrance gate. Allegedly, S. Shyam molested the women and tried to rape her in front of her husband.
Notably, stretch marks were visible in boththe hands, neck and other private parts of the women’s body who is a resident of New Colony of Jorhat.
Babujan Hussain, husband of the lady, while talking to this correspondent said, ‘The team came to our house at midnight without any lady police accompanying. They first asked us to go to the police station along with them. When we said that we would go to the police station in the morning, they said there was an order arrest me and my wife. When I asked them to show the arrest warrant, they could not produce any and started torturing me and my wife. She was tortured in front of my eyes and later she escaped somehow and locked herself inside a room.’
Notably, there was a non- bailable charge of kidnap against the couple and police had reportedly gone to arrest them in connection with the case.
While contacting Amanjit Kaur, Superintendent of Police, Jorhat, she said,’ One of the team of police had gone to execute a non- bailable warrant against the couple. There is a charge of molestation and attempt to rape against the Sub inspector. We have initiated an inquiry regarding the matter and if proven guilty of any such crime, strict action will be taken against the accused.’
In a similar incident in 2015, one constable and four home guards of Assam Police in Lakhimpur district were arrested and sent to jail later for molesting a woman in front of her husband at a police check point set up as security measure against militants at night.