BHUBANESWAR: A lady police officer in Mayurbhanj district was suspended on Monday for allegedly forcing an 8-month pregnant lady to stroll practically 3 km underneath scorching solar to succeed in Sarat police station on Sunday. The pregnant lady’s solely fault was that she had not worn a helmet whereas using pillion on her husband’s bike.
Rina Baxala, the officer-in-charge (IOC) of Sarat police station, intercepted the bike of Bikram Biruli, who was taking his pregnant spouse to a close-by hospital for well being check-up. Baxala requested Biruli to pay Rs 1,000 wonderful for his spouse, who was using pillion with out a helmet.
“I didn’t have Rs 1,000 and requested the police officer to spare us. I additionally confirmed her my pregnant spouse’s medical reviews. However she didn’t present any mercy. She took away my bike’s key and requested us to stroll as much as the police station, which was round 3 km away. The daytime temperature was round 37 diploma Celsius that day,” mentioned Biruli, a Gramin Dak Sevak posted in Bhadrak district. Biruli, a resident of Nata panchayat in Udala of Mayurbhanj district, heaved a sigh of reduction as his spouse has not confronted any issues after the lengthy stroll underneath the searing solar.
Some locals introduced the inhumane conduct of the woman cop to the discover of the senior cops within the district. Mayurbhanj superintendent of police Smit Parmar requested the native sub-divisional police officer to conduct an inquiry.
“We took sturdy word of the disagreeable conduct of the woman police officer and promptly positioned her underneath suspension. Regardless of being a lady, the police officer inflicted hardship to the visibly 8-month pregnant lady. We’ve additionally initiated departmental continuing in opposition to the officer for misconduct and negligence of obligation,” Parmar informed TOI.
It have to be famous, director common of police Abhay had praised Baxala together with different lady cops of the state for his or her contributions to the state police on the event of Worldwide Girls’s Day on March 8. “Sub-inspector Rina Baxala is working as officer-in-charge of Sarat police station in Mayurbhanj district. We acknowledge her management and contribution to Odisha Police,” the DGP had tweeted.
On Tuesday, two constables of Sarat police station had been transferred. Nonetheless, the SP termed the duo’s switch as a routine course of.