A head constable and a woman constable from LB Nagar police station in Hyderabad have been suspended for allegedly assaulting a woman in police custody. The Rachakonda Police Commissioner, DS Chauhan, has ordered an investigation into the incident. Relatives of the woman, V Laxmi, accused the LB Nagar police of assaulting her while she was taken to the police station. As a result, head constable Shiva Shanker and woman constable Sumalatha were suspended.
According to reports, Laxmi, who is a resident of Meerpet, had gone to visit her relatives in LB Nagar with two other women. On Tuesday night, around 11 pm, while they were returning home, the police picked up Laxmi and took her to the police station where she was allegedly beaten by the police, as claimed by her family.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of LB Nagar, B Sai Sree, stated that the police had apprehended three women from LB Nagar crossroads in the early hours of Wednesday for allegedly causing a disturbance. A case was filed against them, and they were later brought before the court.
Following the order for an inquiry by Commissioner Chauhan, Sai Sree spoke to the woman and recorded her statement.