The Andhra Pradesh police has initiated an internal inquiry into the alleged sexual harassment of a woman by Nuzvid Sub-Inspector of police, Venkat Kumar.
According to reports, the victim once visited Nuzvid police station to record her husband’s statement in an accident case, and shared her contact details with the police.
Following this, the woman alleged that the SI constantly harassed her with repeated phone calls, asking her to come to a lodge. Unable to withstand the harassment, the victim shared her ordeal with her husband.
Later, the woman recorded the phone conversation that she had with the SI, and sent the audio clip to Superintendent of Police, Krishna District, Sarvasreshta Tripathi, The Times of India reported.
Following this, the SP summoned the accused SI.
Speaking to TOI, the SP said, “The woman is not willing to give a written complaint over the issue. We shall take an action against the sub-inspector after the inquiry report is received.”
In another incident, recently, Hanuman Junction SI was sent to a vacancy reserve following allegations by a man, who accused the SI of having extra-marital affair with his wife, reported The Hindu.
A probe is undergoing in this case too.
In January this year, the Visakhapatnam city police arrested a Reserve sub-inspector of police, for allegedly sexually harassing a woman and outraging her modesty.
The police officer, working in anti-Naxal operations, reportedly tried to molest a tribal woman at her home in Kaparada, when he was caught by the neighbours and handed over to the police.
A case was registered under Sections 448 (trespass), 354 (A) (sexual harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC,TNIE reported.