Three policemen suspended for kidnapping teenagers, assaulting them in Kanpur
Two police inspectors and a constable were suspended for kidnapping two minor boys and assaulting them in Bidhnu town near Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. They had tried to extort the father of the minors, but he refused to pay them, following which the policemen kidnapped his children.
Mahendra Kushwaha, a resident of Katherua village, earned a living by washing vehicles on the highway. On Friday night, September 9, Inspector Saurabh Kumar and constable Praveen Kumar, posted at the Khadesar outpost, reached the washing centre and started asking for money.
When Kushwaha protested, the inspector and the constable beat him fiercely. After this, he complained to the Superintendent of Police, Outer, Tejaswaroop Singh on Monday.
The Outer asked the station in charge to investigate the matter and submit a report. Upon getting to know about the complaint, the accused, inspector Saurabh, constable Praveen and inspector Anoop Kumar posted at Bidhnu police station reached the washing centre in a private car on Tuesday night, September 13.
They began to abuse and beat up Mahendra Kushwaha. Hearing this, Mahendra's sons, Vishal (15) and Mohit (13), along with their mother, ran to save him.
The three accused beat up both the minors and forcibly took them to the police station in the car. Mahendra informed the police station in charge of the incident.
The police station in charge, Yogesh Kumar Singh, took cognizance of the issue and informed the SP Outer about the matter. All three accused were reprimanded and then suspended by the SP. A departmental inquiry has also been initiated in connection with the matter.