The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to AP DGP Rajendranath Reddy. The NHRC has issued notices to the DGP in connection with the incident of harassment of a Dalit woman working at the Chittoor District Jail Superintendent’s house. It is learned that Varla Ramaiah, a TDP politburo member, had lodged a complaint with the NHRC alleging that a Dalit woman had been charged with theft. According to the complaint, Uma Maheshwari, a Dalit woman, was custodially tortured to confess to the crime. The National Human Rights Commission reacted strongly. The NHRC has directed the DGP to conduct an independent inquiry into the incident with an IG level official.
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In January this year, a Dalit woman, Umamaheswari, came to Laxminagar Colony in Chittoor district for livelihood. While her husband was a construction worker, she worked in households. Prison Superintendent Venugopal Reddy joined the house in Maithili apartment as a maid in January this year along with five other houses. Jail Superintendent Venugopal Reddy went home to work at 11 a.m. on the 18th of this month. Jail Superintendent Venugopal Reddy’s wife Vijaya is already looking for the house. Asked what had happened, Umamaheswari had a bitter experience. Vijaya was furious and shouted at Umamaheswari, saying that he had stolen the money hidden in the house. She complained to police that she had been taken.
The jail superintendent’s wife sent Umamaheswari to come home for lunch. One Town police phoned Umamaheswari to come to the station shortly after he went home. Police took her fingerprints when she got there and kept her at the station until 9pm. Umamaheswari, who went to the police station with her husband at 11 am the next morning, was beaten indiscriminately by a female constable and another constable. The CI came and told him he was going to die and left for a while. Beaten again after an hour. She was seriously injured.
Meanwhile, the police station received a phone call. Umamaheswari left her after saying that the fingerprints did not match. You said it was not your fault. She called her husband and sent him to the hospital, telling him not to tell anyone what had happened. The Head Constable, who arrived at the hospital the next day, hoped to be paid if he did not tell anyone what had happened. They did not agree and threatened to file an illegal case against Umamaheswari. Undaunted, Umamaheswari turned to the media for justice. The incident caused a stir across the state. An inquiry committee headed by DIG Senthilkumar and ASP Mahesh was set up. Constable Suresh Babu was found guilty and suspended. TDP leader Varla Ramaiah has lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission over the incident. The NHRC has issued notices to the DGP.