True face of Orissa Police
Minor tribal boy tortured to forcibly confess a crime which he never committed.
Happy New year to all of you.
I am sorry to begin with the new year posting with a tragic incident in which the brave orissa police has shown their true devil's face. A minor twelve year tribal boy was forced to cofess a crime which he has never committed. The innocent boy has suffered a lot at the hands of the police to such an extent that fear is seen in his eyes even after few days of the torture he faced at the hands of the Ragunathpalli police station.
Had a child line ngo whose office is in Chend colony, close to the house where the tribal boy lives not there, the matter would not have seen the light of the day. The child line ngo officials managed to get the bail of the innocent boy and was presented before the media where he spoke how he was tortured.
I have sent a mail to the moderator of orissatodaynetwork to be forwarded by him to the Principal Secretary, Department of Home, Government of Orissa to do the best needful. The said letter is attached herewith.
This live incident exposes how the state administraition is run at Orissa while they deal with the people on streets.
Thanking you and with best wishes to have a peaceful happy 2009 for all the members of OTN.
Human Rights Activist.
This is to draw your kind attention to a very serious incident of gross violation of the child rights and making mockery of the legal provisions, showing how inhuman those very people who are responsible to ensure safety of the people of the country. We refer to an incident that not only exposes the true colour of the Orissa Police but also goes to prove why the image of the police is down the drums in the eyes of the common people and tribals, more particularly at Sundergarh district. I share with you an incident in which few policemen at Ragunathpali Police Station, Rourkela in Sundergarh district have shown their devil face while dealing with innocent civilians. Even they have not cared to follow rules and respect legal provisions. We also take this opportunity to inform you that entire Sundergarh district is in the grip of police excesses with hundreds of false cases booked on tribals.
In the instant case, merciless inhuman torture on Master Sanjay Xess was committed to such an extent that he had no choice but to agree to have committed a crime which he has never committed. It is informed that Master Sanjay Xess; a minor tribal boy of twelve years of age has fallen victim to the brutalities committed by the police. Sanjay Xess had run away from his home with Rs. 400/-, being annoyed since he was slapped by his mother for not reading the study books.
Later in the night, while he was sleeping outside a house in Chend colony, Rourkela, was picked up by the police and took him to the Ragunathpali police station. He was beaten with stick on his legs, hands, back by tying him with rope and stick forcing him to confess that he has stolen mobile phone and Rs. 2400 from one Nandini's house. It is stated here that Nandini had filed a complaint that her mobile phone and Rs. 2400/- has been stolen. Instead of verifying the facts on its merit, police preferred to torture the boy for three consecutive days just to get a statement by coercing the tender aged tribal boy. The devil face of the police stands exposed as they poured petrol to the anus of the Sanjay Xess. The fear struck tribal boy had no choice but to agree what ever police wanted from him even to confess a crime which he has never committed. This is a very serious matter and can not be taken lightly.
This incident also confirms that there is no rule of law prevailing at Orissa. Only & only impunity is being practiced by the government, while showing their face in public. This is one more in the long list of many false cases in which tribals have been implicated falsely at Sundergarh district. No body should to live in illusion that they are not accountable.
We also request you to please arrange to hold a workshop at Sundergarh district where an open discussion with facts and figures will help to improve the situation and bring in a sense of responsibility amongst the law keepers themselves
Under the circumstances, we have no choice but to demand stern penal action against the erring police officials involved in this heinous crime by registering cases against them under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 and rules thereof. The victimized tribal boy must be given adequate support and reparation at the earliest.
Thanking you in anticipation of prompt action from your end, we remain,
For Tribal Welfare Society
Copy to : The Chief Secretary, office of the CMO, Govt. of Orissa, Bhubneshwar for information and necessary action in the matter.
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