Fake woman cop assaults shopper, lands in police net

Fake woman cop assaults shopper, lands in police net

Fake woman cop assaults shopper, lands in police net

A woman claiming to be a police officer assaulted a Bangladeshi woman after stripping her  and made away with Rs 65,000 and Rs 5,000 Bangladesh currency at  a supermarket in Bommasandra on Monday (May 25). The incident came to light on Thursday after the victim filed a complaint.

The police said that on May 25, around 7 pm, the victim Rasheeda Begum, purchased some clothes and footwear at D-Mart in Bommasandra. She paid the bill and went to the exit where two women security guards asked her to show the bill. Begum showed the bill, but the guards noticed that a pair of footwear was not mentioned in the bill. They started questioning Rasheeda and accused her of shoplifting.

Meanwhile, the accused Manjula, who was at the stores,  approached the guards and asked her what was happening. The guards narrated the incident. Manjula told Begum that she was a police officer and wanted to check her.

Begum, who could not understand local language, was taken to a room on the first floor of the store.  She was beaten up by Manjula and stripped. She threatened the victim with dire consequence and snatched her handbag, which contained cash, and left the spot, added the police.

“The victim, who was unaware why she was beaten up, informed her husband and with the help of a few local people they approached the guards and store employees. The store employees told the victim that they did not know who Manjula was and tried to resolve the issue. But Begum lodged a complaint with the Hebbagodi police.

Based on the complaint the police arrested Manjula and summoned the security guards at the supermarket for questioning. They have recovered Rs 60,000 in cash from Manjula. “She claims to be a social worker and a local politician. Her claims are being verified and strict action will be taken against her,” said a senior police officer.

“The entire episode has been recorded and the CCTV footage has been obtained for examination. Begum had come down to the City a week ago to get her husband Mohammed Mujibur treated in Narayana Hrudayalaya. She admitted her husband in the hospital, where he was undergoing treatment,” added the officer.
Hebbagodi police have registered a case.