Rajasthan: Dalit woman raped, tortured, detained by police days after brother-in-law’s custodial death
After a 22-year-old man allegedly died in police custody in Churu, Rajasthan, his family members claimed that his 35-year-old sister-in-law was illegally detained by the police for eight days in connection with a theft case for days and was gangraped.
Police officers said that the 22-year-old man was arrested on July 6 for theft and died on the same night in police custody, a matter that is being investigated. A judicial inquiry in the matter is being conducted by an additional chief judicial magistrate.
The woman’s husband told media on Saturday that his brother was held by the police on June 30. He said, “On June 30, police picked my 22-year-old brother in a theft case. On July 3, they came with him but when they took him back the same day, they took my wife too. Later, on the night of July 6-7, police tortured and murdered my brother. My wife, who witnessed the torture, was gangraped by police. They also plucked her nails, hurt her eyes and fingers.…
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