Telangana: Sub-inspector among 3 cops dismissed | Hyderabad News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: A sub-inspector (SI) and two constables of Addagudur police station, who were placed under suspension a month ago for their alleged role in the custodial death of a 48-year-old dalit woman, have been dismissed from service by Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.
On June 22, the Rachakonda commissioner had suspended Addagudur SI V Maheshwar, constables MA Rashed Patel and P Janaiah for dereliction of duties in relation to the custodial death of the woman, Mariamma.
After Mariamma’s death at Bhongir area hospital on June 18, as per procedure, a post-mortem was conducted and a custodial death case was registered under Section 176 of the CrPC against SI Maheshwar and the two constables.
Subsequently, in July second week, police submitted a memo in court mentioning of the addition of Section 330 (Voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC and the SC & ST Act in the FIR against the three cops after the medical examination of the woman’s son, Uday, who was picked up in a theft case, indicated custodial torture.
On Wednesday, the Rachakonda commissioner issued a statement about the dismissal of the three cops from service. “In Addagudur PS custodial death case of dalit woman, Mariamma, police persons responsible, SI V Maheshwar, Constables M A Rasheed Patel and P Janaiah , who have been under suspension, are dismissed from service under Article 311 (2) (b) of Constitution and 25 (2) of conduct rules on July 20 by CP Rachakonda,” the statement said.
On June 16, pastor Balashoury from Govindapur village in Addagudur police station limits had lodged a complaint alleging that Rs 2 lakh cash was stolen from the premises of church-cum-residence, police said. After the preliminary probe, police picked up pastor’s domestic help Mariamma, her son Uday Kumar and his friend on June 17 night.
Police also recovered Rs 90,000 cash from the suspects.


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