Woman assaulted at top cop’s office, three booked

Woman assaulted at top cop’s office, three booked

A 28-year-old victim of domestic violence was assaulted by her in-laws at the police commissioner’s office where she came to attend a counseling session at the Women’s Helpline –Vanitha Sahayavani- on Tuesday morning.

The victim later filed a complaint with the Vidhana Soudha police accusing Mubarak, Idrees and Javed, all three relatives of her husband for assaulting her.

In her complaint, the woman Almas Babu said she had been married to Razikhulla for 13 years and they have three children. The couple quarreled over a domestic row and Almas left her husband and two children. She then approached Vanitha Sahayavani for counseling.

The accused persons confronted Almas at the commissioner’s office and assaulted her. Almas raised an alarm for help, prompting police personnel and people in the building to rescue her. She was left bruised by the trio’s punches and was treated at the hospital.

The Vidhana Soudha police have booked the trio under IPC section 354 - assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, 323 - assault, and 506 - criminal intimidation.

Further investigations are underway.

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