Patna: Policemen on rampage over death of woman constable

Patna, Nov 2: Hundreds of police officials staged a protest and created ruckus allegedly after an ailing woman constable passed away due to lack of treatment early on Friday.

The agitators claimed that the commandant did not grant her an adequate leave period to get treated.

Over 300 trainee officials, including a large number of women, at the Patna Police Lines ransacked officers quarters after their fellow member lost her life “due to sheer negligence and inhuman authoritarian stance of her seniors”, the protesters told media.

The personnel complained that they were exploited in the name of duty for hours without even being provided basic facilities. “We do duty without food, water and toilet facility. It is impossible to get leave for genuine reasons,” they said.

The deceased official has been suffering from dengue, and had applied for leave. However, despite repeated requests she was not granted permission, a police official said.

Tension gripped the police lines after the angry protesters reportedly vandalised a temple structure nearby and general public turned on them.

The protesting officials have thrashed City Superintendent of Police, his Rural counterpart, Officers-in-charge at half a dozen police stations apart from others.


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