In a shocking incident reminiscent of medieval times, Rajasthan police brutally tortured an old man for theft by hanging him from a tree and thrashing him in the premises of a police station in Rajasthan's Dholpur district. The senior citizen, identified only as Jaydev, is in a state of shock after the treatment meted out to him on Thursday10th June 2010.The 75-year-old's wife claims she was threatened with the same torture when she cried for help.The barbaric interrogation is Shame to the nation.
Three police officials from the Saipau police station were suspended on Friday, and an inquiry has been ordered into the suspect's torture. Jaydev, a resident of Bhakara village in Dausa district, was arrested after the police suspected him of being part of a gang that had stolen motor parts from a shop in Saipau town, 300 km east of Jaipur, in March.
"The police tracked records of a mobile phone that was stolen, and traced it to Jaydev," said Dholpur Superintendent of Police of Surendra Kumar. Jaydev was taken to the Saipau police station.
A rope was tied around him and he was hanged from a neem tree. Calling it a case of human rights violation, the state's director general of police has asked the SP to suspend Station House Officer Rajendra Kavia, Assistant Sub-Inspector Jhaman Lal and constable Gajan Singh.
Calling it a case of human rights violation, the state’s director general of police has asked the SP to suspend Station House Officer Rajendra Kavia, Assistant Sub-Inspector Jhaman Lal and constable Gajan Singh.
“There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour. We will record his (Jaydev’s) statement after he recovers from the shock,” said Kumar. “He claims he is not active in the gang, and his children might have stolen the mobile and given it to him,” he said.
Its shame to nation which respect elderly and boast of its culture and tradition.The news is shocking and it happen when the World was preparing for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15th June.
Hanging an Senior Citizens with tree to extract confession is total violation of Human Right ,its inhumane, cruel and it also violate the citizen's rights under the Constitution of India. It is surprising and sad to see (MOSJE) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment ,National Human Right Commission and Human Right activist silent on the issue.Note the MOSJE is the so caled nodal Ministry for the Senior Citizens in the country.
Wake up Senior Citizens , Jago Senior Citizens and RAISE YOUR VOICE against this cruel incident of Elder Abuse by Governess agency ,the protect themselves.
Silver inning Foundation demand an inquiry by National Commission of Human Right and to immediate dismiss the said officer and SP and also demand UN department of Aging ,INPEA to ask Indian government to protect Elderly and give show cause notice - why it has not implemented Madrid plan of aging and International convention which country is signatory.
Senior Citizens its high time ,lets join hand and participate in ' National Protest Day' for Elder Right on 16th August 2010.
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