The police, however, denied allegations of assault, and said that Balavva was blaming the SI for injuries she had previously had.

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news Crime Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 13:10

A 40-year-old woman was allegedly brutally assaulted by a Sub-Inspector in Nizamsagar in Telangana’s Kamareddy district, because she had allegedly received stolen cash and gold from her son.

Kurma Rajasheker, a man from Komalancha village was arrested on Tuesday afternoon by the Nizamsagar police on charges of stealing Rs 30,000 and three tulas (30 gm) from a house in Thukkipally Thanda.

According to Srinivas Rao, Circle Inspector of Banswada Rural, under which Nizamsagar falls, "Rajasheker Kurma is a habitual offender, who had several theft cases against him. He was interrogated by the Nizamsagar SI, and confessed his crime to the police. He said that he had handed over the gold and money to his mother Kurma Balavva."

Following this, SI Anthi Reddy, along with other policemen, went to Balavva’s house late in the evening. There, the SI allegedly assaulted Balavva severely with a lathi. Balavva was admitted to the Kamareddy Area Hospital on Wednesday, with injuries on her legs.   

After meeting Balavva at the hospital, CITU Kamareddy district President Siddiramulu told TNM, "Even if he (Rajasheker) had committed theft, his mother should not have been treated in such a manner. She is saying they assaulted her right in her home." 

"Why didn’t they bring any women constables with them? Why did they even go to her house after 6pm," he asked.

Dandi Venkat, an activist of the Most Backward Castes Association, Telangana, told TNM, that he had received information that both Rajasheker and Balavva had been assaulted by the police. "We have learnt that the police beat Rajasheker black and blue, following which he named his mother. They even tortured her."

"There should be a probe into the case, and responsible police officer should be suspended," demanded Venkat.

However, CI Srinivasa Rao denied the allegations of assault against SI Anthi Reddy. "The police went there to recover the stolen money and gold. She is making false allegations against us."

"Her husband had beaten her up last week in some family dispute. Now she is claiming that those wounds were made by the police."


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