Woman alleges sexual harassment by ACP

First Published 28, Nov 2017, 3:37 PM IST
Woman alleges sexual harassment by ACP
Highlights
  • A woman from Hesaraghatta has lodged a complaint with the police commissioner that an ACP summoned her for interrogation and sexually abused her.
  • Police Commissioner T Sunil Kumar has instructed North DCP Chethan Singh Rathod to investigate into the incident and report.
  • ACP Ravi Prasad told Kannada Prabha that he only spoke to her for 2 minutes, in the presence of 2 women police. The inquiry would reveal the truth.

A woman from Hesaraghatta has lodged a complaint with the police commissioner that an ACP summoned her for interrogation and sexually abused her, reported Kannada Prabha.

Police Commissioner T Sunil Kumar has instructed North DCP Chethan Singh Rathod to investigate into the incident and report. The woman alleged that Yeshwanthpur sub division ACP Ravi Prasad sexually harassed her when she had gone to the station to lodge a complaint. She was trying to become a member to the Duggalamma temple at Hesaraghatta.  Trust president Hanumantharayappa and his son had abused and assaulted her on Sept 10. She was under treatment at K C General Hospital.

 Soladevanahalli police had recorded her statement at the hospital. However, the case was not registered against Hanumantharayappa. On Nov 15 she had gone to meet Yeshwanthapura ACP, who instructed her to lodge a complaint with Soladevanahalli police. For 3 days she was made to run around and on Nov 18 afternoon she was called to the station and ACP Ravi Prasad asked her in an indecent manner “who hit you, where did they hit, show?”  Later on Nov 21 she was called and threatened to bring a witness to the station or would cancel the complaint.  Later during Mahajar the ACP had used abusive language on the witnesses who supported her.

ACP Ravi Prasad told Kannada Prabha two groups were fighting in Duggalamma temple and the police had intervened and made peace. The woman lodged a complaint because he did not support her. He said he only spoke to her for two minutes, in the presence of two lady constables. The inquiry would reveal the truth, he said.  

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