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Bengaluru Man Alleges Torture By Karnataka Police, DCP Orders Probe

Tausif has alleged that he was brutally beaten by the police personnel, repeatedly hit on his private parts, and when he asked for water, they offered him urine in a bottle.

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BENGALURU, Karnataka — In yet another alleged case of police torture, a young Muslim man named Tausif has claimed that he was brutally thrashed for more than three hours by police personnel in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Tausif has accused Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Harish and two constables of torturing him inside the Byatarayanapura police station.

Tausif has alleged that he was brutally beaten by the police personnel, repeatedly hit on his private parts, and when he asked for water, they offered him urine in a bottle. The Bengaluru resident has also accused the police personnel of using derogatory language and cutting his beard.

Tausif claims that the police intervened in a personal quarrel, but during the interrogation, PSI Harish started to torture him.

Following Tausif’s allegations, the Bengaluru Police Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sanjeev M Patil launched an inquiry into the case.

“An inquiry has been ordered on the allegations made. The inquiry is being conducted by ACP Kengerigate. Suitable and firm action will follow based on the findings of the inquiry report,” said the DCP.

PSI Harish has been suspended based on the interim report of the alleged torture case.

This is the third case of custodial torture to be reported from Bengaluru in recent weeks,  one in Bengaluru and the other in Davanagere district.