Human rights activist manhandled

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A Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 6: In an act of utter shame, Arunachal Pradesh general secretary of North East Human Right Organization (NEHRO) Buteng Tayeng was allegedly manhandled by a constable and other seniors of Sadiya Sadar police station of Chapakhuwa town in Assam on Friday. Speaking to this daily, Buteng Tayeng said that it has been almost a month the concerned authority has not yet filed a case against the culprits. On June 1 we met the SP of Chapakhuwa when he had directed the DSP to investigate the case within 15 days. “But too much surprise there is no action taken report till date. When we approached the DSP and asked for the details of the investigation, one of the constable punched me,” Buteng added. The DSP denied to provide any details of the investigation and stayed mum during the interaction, she alleged.

The DSP in a letter to the sister of victim (Joshua Ngopuk) asked her to meet him at circuit house all alone, Buteng said and questioned the intention of the DSP. Buteng further said, “the personnel involved in manhandling me inside the station should be suspended.” On the other hand, the sister of the victim Moryum Ngupok said, “I have been repeatedly called to furnish statement in the police station since I filed the FIR. The DSP had many times called me on phone to meet him at Circuit house to discuss the case but every time I refused.” She further alleged that her request for a meeting at the police station was rejected by the DSP.

Meanwhile Dibang student leader Yapok Saring who also was a witness of the manhandling questioned the integrity and work culture of the Assam police.