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Cops beat up pregnant woman, killing baby
Lalit Mohan
Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur July 3
Now Batala cops have done it. Cops posted gunmen to CPI leader from Harchowal village Baldev Singh allegedly thrashed a pregnant woman resident of Dullowana village causing the death of her baby.

An altercation between constable Sukhpal Singh and the husband of victim woman Kamaljit Singh took place at Sathiali bridge a few days ago. Kamaljit Singh allegedly beat up the constable who was drunk.

Next morning the constable with three associates, head constable Chanchal Singh, constable Gurdev Singh and driver Raghubir Singh reached the house of Kamaljit Singh. Kamaljit Singh was not in house.

Accused constable Sukhdev Singh started beating up Tarsem Singh and Sabi father and brother respectively of Kamaljit. Pregnant wife of Kamaljit Simranjeet Kaur tried to save her father in-law from trashing. However, constable Sukhdev Singh gave blows on her stomach injuring her. She later was taken to civil hospital Gurdaspur where she delivered a dead baby.

Father and brother of Kamaljit were taken by accused constables to the Dhariwal police station. They filed a complaint against Kamaljit alleging that he had beaten up constable Sukhdev Singh and snatched Rs 2000 from him. The Dhariwal police, however, released Tarsem Singh and Sabi without registering any case against them.

Talking to The Tribune today at the Civil Hospital Gurdaspur, Simranjeet Kaur alleged that cops beat her up mercilessly, when she tried to save her father-in-law and brother-in-law.

She also expressed the fear the cops might book her husband in a false case.

The Gurdaspur police has registered a case under Sections 316, 307, 452 and 34 of the IPC against the constable.

SSP Gurdaspur Paramraj Singh Umranangal said main accused constable Sukhdev Singh had been arrested. The other three accused in the case would also be arrested soon.

An inquiry into the case has been ordered. Had Kamaljit Singh beat up constable Sukhdev Singh, he should have filed a complaint rather going on the rampage, he said.

The incident has evoked condemnation from all sections of society. Leaders of the opposition have demanded strictest action against accused police officials.





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