Odisha Cop Suspended For Making Pregnant Woman Walk 3 Km; Know What Happened
Udala: Mayurbhanj SP Parmar Smit Parshottamdas has suspended Sarat police station in-charge Rina Baksal for allegedly making a pregnant woman walk 3 km to the police station after her husband was picked up during helmet checking on Sunday.
“OIC Sarat PS is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect from March 28 for her gross misconduct and dereliction of duty and she is attached to Baripada Headquarters,” the official letter said.
During the suspension, she will remain under the disciplinary control of RI Mayurbhanj, it added.
Sub-inspector Sanjay Pradhan, officer-in-charge of Kaptipada, has been assigned the additional charge of Sarat police station.
The incident took place while Bikram Biruli of Matkami sahi under Sarat police limits was taking his eight months pregnant wife on a motorcycle to a hospital in Udala for check-up.
Since the pillion rider was without a helmet, the woman police officer asked Bikram to make the payment offline for violating traffic rules under the MV Act. When he expressed his inability to pay the fine, the cops took him to the police station while his wife was left stranded on the road.
When her husband did not turn up for hours, the tribal woman started walking to the police station.
“The OIC, though a woman, had no sympathy for my pregnant wife. I was locked up in a cell for three hours while my wife was waiting on the road. I had all the documents, our only mistake was that my wife was riding pillion without a helmet,” Bikram told the media.
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