A 43-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a mobile shop owner on Sunday. However, what made his plight worse was that when he went to the Nalasopara police station to register a complaint, he was allegedly assaulted by an officer there, which left him with severe injuries. He was also made to run from pillar to post to register an FIR.
Shiv Mohan Pal, a resident of Gala Nagar in Nalasopara (East) and an employee with a private firm, had gone to a shop in Shri Prastha area to buy a cell phone when he was allegedly assaulted by the store owner.
When he went to the Nalasopara police station to complain, he was allegedly attacked by a policeman with bike keys, leaving him with a hole in his cheek and severe head injuries. Pal is in DM Pethit Hospital for the past three days.
"Instead of registering a severe offence, I was assaulted by the policeman on duty and was sent away. Later, I was told to go to various hospitals for medical examination and treatment. It was only late at night that they registered a non-cognisable offence," said Pal.
"I have been left with a hole in my cheek. Doctors have advised me to undergo surgery to fill the gap. I demand justice and strict action against the assaulter."
"We have registered a case under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC against the assaulter," said an officer.
A senior officer, on condition of anonymity, however, denied the allegation of assault by a policeman.