Don't bother if one child is kidnapped: UP cop

Simply callous

Displaying brazen insensitivity, an Uttar Pradesh cop allegedly turned away a mother of a dozen children when she approached him to register a complaint of kidnap of her minor daughter, saying she should not bother if one of her “so many” children is kidnapped.

“What's the big deal if one of your 12 children has been kidnapped,” the cop, who could not be identified, allegedly told the mother and shooed her away from the police station.

According to reports, the minor daughter of Yameen, a resident of Sujuru village in UP's Muzaffarnagar district, about 450 km from here, had been kidnapped a few days back. After Yameen and others failed to trace the girl, the distraught mother approached the Shamli Kotwali police on Sunday to lodge a complaint. She alleged that a sub inspector turned her away asking her not to bother about the kidnapping.
Yameen has now approached senior police officials with her complaint, according to sources.

Earlier also UP cops have displayed insensitivity towards women complainants.
The apex court had recently lambasted the UP police for their maltreatment of women. Barely a few days back, a young woman, a resident of Delhi, was slapped by a cop inside a police station in Sahibabad after she was allegedly caught with a youth creating “nuisance” in an inebriated state.

Earlier, a senior police officer had turned away a rape victim in her mid-thirties, refusing to lodge her complaint saying that she was “too old to be raped.” Another senior IPS officer had rebuked the parents of a six-year-old when they alleged that their daughter had been raped and murdered and sought to lodge a complaint. The cop in turn asked the parents if they had seen her being raped.

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