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Odisha Cop 'Punished' For Thrashing 74-Yr-Old Woman

10 May 2018


Puri: A day after the video of a septuagenarian woman thrashed by the IIC of Nimapada police station went viral, the cop was removed from the police station and transferred to the Puri district police headquarters on Thursday.

Accused IIC Mrutyunjay Swain has been directed to discharge his duties from the Headquarters till completion of the investigation.The investigation is being headed by Additional SP Dhiren Kumar Nanda.

Notably, Basanti Palata, a 74-year-old woman of Dalei Sahi in Dhirapur area had lodged a complaint with the district SP alleging that IIC Swain had summoned her on May 7 to appear at the police station regarding an FIR filed by her daughter-in-law alleging torture by her in-laws.

The police official detained her at the police station for about two hours and allegedly thrashed her with a lathi.

The incident came into light after a video was uploaded by an onlooker on social media.

On the other hand, the accused IIC has refuted the allegations saying that he is ready to face any kind of investigation in the matter.