[Resolved] Police — Beaten up by police
AAmit Kumar Singh
My name is Amit Kumar Singh. I am working as a software engineer in IBM. I am resident of Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. On every Sunday, I along with my friends go to BEL sports club to play cricket. After the match, all o[censored]s usually stop at a place to drink coconut water. This has been our regular schedule from a very long time. This Sunday also, i.e. on 13/09/2009 at around 6:00 PM, I along with my friends stopped and were having coconut water at the usual shop. A police jeep was passing by the Doddabommasandra gate and started honking the horn asking us to to move the vehicle from the side of the road. Even my bike was parked on the side but not on the road. My bike was extremely off the road. I did not react to the "threat" given by the police officer and continued drinking coconut water. Suddenly the officer in the jeep came with his baton and started banging me along with my friends. I got the shock of my life when I was hit the first time on my back. I stood still and kept on watching the officer until he came back to me. I was shocked and was in pain because of the blow I had got on my back. Without even noticing the pain on my face, he again hit me with baton simultaneously without bothering about the spots he was hitting me. He took the look on my face as a revolt and reacted in a way that I am trying to humiliate him with my look. I asked him very politely about my mistake. Without a single pause he went on hitting me and finally held me by my collar and pushed me in the jeep. The hitting by the two policemen ( one officer and a constable ) never stopped. They went on hitting me brutally without a pause. I sat in the jeep and tried to explain what exactly I was doing there. The officer and the constable were not at all ready to listen to me and went on thrashing me as if they have caught a very big criminal (I guess even criminals get more respect than I was getting at that moment). The officer was wearing a ring in his hand and had hit me with the same twice on my face, which resulted in bruises on my face. Later they stopped at a bakery at somewhere near Ramchandrapura road and caught another guy who was having tea or may be coffee there. The guy was given the same treatment as I was given and got non stop thrashing from both the officers (I was wondering whether those policemen were there to save us or to terrorize us). The beating continued till we reached the police station and finally they made us to sit on bench in the police station. On the way to the police station, both the officers continued to use all the abusive language anyone can find in dictionary. If anyone have problems then they go the police, I really want to know whom should I approach if I have been treated in such manner by the police itself. Later at the police station the constable was suggesting me to behave properly and say sorry to the SI, I really didn't know for what I should say sorry. I was not at all ready to say sorry to anyone. Few of the relatives of one of the friend from my group came to police station and begged me to say sorry. On the first attempt, I never said sorry and really wanted to know from the officer about my mistake. The way he explained things was in such a way that he's god and by staring at officer, I had committed the mistake of my life. It appeared that my staring at the officer had troubled him to the most and he wanted to teach me a lesson. On the second attempt I said sorry and was summoned by the officer not to repeat the mistake again (still I m wondering about my mistake!!! Is drinking coconut water a mistake? WOW!!) Well, I said sorry and finally was asked to sign on a paper, with something written in Kannada. I can understand and talk Kannada but do not know how to read it. I also wanted to get out of that hell, so I just signed it and came out. This happened in Vidyaranyapura police station.
If this is the way police going to treat general people then what's the difference between police and rowdies? Are we safe?? Is police going to protect us? Are they saviors? Do they even care that we are human beings?
There are so many questions in my mind right now, I am looking for the right person to get me justice. Is anyone out there to make me feel I am safe or is it that humanity is already dead?
Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 14, 2020
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