Published: 02nd September 2019
DU student alleges he was stripped, assaulted by Delhi cops for demanding justice for his nephew
The incident allegedly occurred on August 25, when Pramod had gone to the station to find out about his nephew who was allegedly arrested for no crime of his
It's been more than a week since Pramod Kumar, a III year student at the University of Delhi was brutally assaulted by the police. He is still not over the trauma. His body still aches and he is consuming painkillers at regular intervals. But what hurts him most is the fact that the police officers who had allegedly assaulted him are still on duty.
On August 25, Pramod's nephew Amar Kumar was picked up by Delhi's Adarsh Nagar Police, for apparently no crime of his. Upon hearing this, Pramod had gone to the station to find out more about the charges. "They did not let me speak," says Pramod. "I was initially beaten up. Then, they took me to the first floor of the station, where they stripped and assaulted me and subjected me to third-degree torture," says the 29-year-old. He also accused the police officers of penetrating a foreign object to his rectum.
"They let me go at 7 in the night. They also threatened to press charges against me and to kill me if I said this to anyone," says Pramod. His mobile phone was apparently confiscated and he got it back a day later.
"Right after this, I went home. I was in trauma and couldn't think straight," he says. "But thankfully, my friends and colleagues stood by me. They supported me throughout," he adds. Various student and teachers' political organisations including NSUI and AISA had marched to the police station, demanding action against this. Pramod has also submitted a complaint at the same police station but says that the names are of police officers who allegedly assaulted him aren't there in the FIR, which was filed at 2am on September 1.
His nephew is still under judicial custody. Pramod, on the other hand, doesn't want to let go of the case. "I'll fight until we both get justice. This can happen to anyone tomorrow," he says.
Delhi Police have not commented on this issue yet.