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The father of a 26-year-old youth has sought the intervention of Deputy General of Police (DGP) over the custodial torture of his son by Tangla Police in Assam’s Udalguri district on Monday evening.

The accused youth was picked up by the police led by a sub-inspector Jon Khangkeo, based on a complaint by a youth named Jeet Malakar (25).

According to reports, the accused Rabha had a fight with his friend, Jeet Malakar on Saturday night over a drink at a local bar in Tangla town.

“The police though picked him up at about 3 pm he was allegedly not served any notice of arrest till Monday night,” said mother of the youth, Helen Rabha.

The victim’s father Bhabani Rabha, a noted businessman of the town who was out of station reached the police station on Monday at about 9 pm.

His son allegedly narrated the ordeals wherein a probationary sub-inspector ranked officer, Jon Khangkeo and officer-in-charge, Durga Kingkar Sarmah allegedly tortured the youth by hitting him with wooden sticks and pressing his finger nails with pliers.

“The police officers demanded money for the release of  my son but on refusal my son was tortured and he was even unable to stand on his foot as he was kept without even food and water,” alleged Bhabani Rabha.

Rabha further said, “My son was maliciously prosecuted under various non-bailable sections as I complained higher authorities of their misdeeds it is a blatant violation of human rights.”

Talking to this correspondent, Bhergaon SDPO, Nirmal Ghosh said, “We acted as per the FIR and everything will come into light after investigation.”

Meanwhile the accused was produced before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, on Tuesday where he was forwarded to 14 days of judicial custody.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at:

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