Kidnapped girl says cop 'forced' her to give wrong statement

The Akhila Bharata Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane on Sunday urged Ramanagaram Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Bannoth, to take action against Channapatna Rural Circle Police Inspector, Gopinath V, for “threatening and forcing a
16-year-old girl to record a statement absolving the suspect.”

They submitted a memorandum to him on Sunday. They claimed that the girl was abducted by one Mandeep (19) on January 18, 2017, and kept in illegal confinement for 48 days when she was physically and mentally tortured.

Mandeep, a resident of Doddamalur village, had abducted the girl when she had gone to college.

The girl told the superintendent of police that Gopinath forced her to record wrong statement. “Gopinath claimed that he knew minister Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and Mutthappa Rai. He threatened to kill me. He said that Mandeep’s future hinged on my statement. He forced to me to record that I had eloped with my uncle,” she said.
The SP has promised to enquire into the matter and take action, if needed.

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