Malkangiri, Feb 16: In an alleged incident of police excess, at least four minor boys were mercilessly thrashed and given electric shock at Chitrakonda Police Station in connection with a robbery case recently.
As per the report, Chitrakonda Police picked up the boys from their homes located in the same area on February 12 after a home guard lodged a complaint of burglary against them.
The home guard’s family was away from home when the loot took place, the FIR mentioned.
However, police flouted all rules by not producing the accused in court even after 24 hours of their arrest. They even bled from nose and mouth due to the thrashing by policemen during the questioning, claimed the minors’ family members.
While the victims were released by police subsequently, their families tried to meet the district SP to lodge a complaint yesterday but failed, say reports.
On the otherhand Chitrakonda police station IIC, Surya Prakash Nayak has dismissed the allegations by informing that the minors were released after the theft allegation was found baseless.