According to reports, the police picked her up when she was on her way to the school on Monday.

Karnataka 13-year-old says cops harassed her at the station filed complaint with SPImage for representation only/ Courtesy: Pixabay
news Child Welfare Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 08:55

A 13-year-old girl from Karnataka's Kawar has filed a complaint against the local police for allegedly harassing her at the station on Monday. 

According to reports, the girl was on her way to the school, when a policeman from the Karwar Town Police asked her to go to the station with him. The New Indian Express reported that the cop told her that her teacher was waiting for her at the station and that she should go with him. 

However, when the girl refused, the policeman allegedly forcefully made her sit on his bike and proceeded to the station. 

At the station, she was allegedly harassed by the policemen, the girl wrote in her complaint to the Uttar Kannada Superintendent. In her complaint, the girl accused two constables and an ASI and three other youths of abusing her. 

The police told media that the girl was taken to the police station after they received a complaint against her filed by one Iqbal for allegedly damaging his bike. The girl in her complaint pointed out that Iqbal, Hidayat and Nazeer, who were her neighbours, used to harass her and that they abused her in front of the policemen at the station. 

In her complaint to the SP, the girl wrote: 

"My mother and grandmother came to the station. I was there for there several hours. Iqbal, Hidayat and Nazeer tried to assault me at the police station, but my mother stopped them."

The girl has now demanded strict action against the police personnel who allegedly harassed her and also the neighbours who had been troubling her. 

When TNIE reached out to Town police, they however, denied that the girl was harassed and added that she was taken to the station following a complaint against her. 

 

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