Custodial Torture of West Bengal Police

An alleged victim of custodial torture lodges a complaint with the District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of police, Murshidabad against a police officer and four constables of Jalangi police station, Murshidabad. The victim claims to have received threats to withdraw the complaint.
The victim and his wife accuse a police officer of Jalangi police station namely Mr Mainuddin Khan and four other constables of entering the victim’s house without any lady officer and verbally abusing the victim’s wife with filthy language containing sexual connotation.

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Following a few missed monthly installments of maintenance payable to his previous wife, the court issued arrest warrant against the victim. Acting upon that arrest warrant the accused officer and four other police personnel went to the victim’s residence.
It has been alleged by the victim that the police personnel beat him up with wooden sticks and boots and molested his wife. He further claims to be dragged to the police vehicle. He was put in the lock-up where he further alleges to have been tortured physically.
The victim was taken to Sadhikhandiyar Primary Health Centre, Murshidabad  for medical treatment when he was held in judicial custody and he was treated at Murshidabad Medical College at Beharampur after his release from judicial custody.  Doctors at both the places confirmed that the victim sustained injuries as a result of physical assault.
The victim lodged a complaint with the DM and Superintendent of police, Murshidabad after his release from the judicial custody.
The accused police officer is said to have again detained the victim and his wife along with his 10 month old child in the lock-up. Allegations of further physical torture and threats to withdraw the aforesaid complaint were also made this time.

Durga Puja~ In the city of Joy ‘Kolkata’

Durga Puja ~ The biggest festival of the bengalees is over for this year. It started on 9th October 2013 and ended on 14th October 2013. Here’s a glimpse of the festival in the city of Kolkata.

Sreebhumi Sporting Club – This year the Goddess Durga and her children have been decked up with Tanishq. 26 Kgs of Gold Jewellery worth INR 50 millions have been used to decorate the Goddess and her children which turned out to be massive crowd puller.

Photo Courtesy – Miss Runa Das

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Here’s a glimpse of the Celebration of the festival in all its colour and zeal

Photo courtesy – Miss Runa Das

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Durga Puja with all its flavour and colour in Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy – Mr Arijeet Poddar

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The Goddess comes home to UK as well. The festival is celebrated with the same zest and fervour in the UK too.

Photo Courtesy – Mr Semon Sinha

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Growing sexual violence against men…

It’s not only women who undergo the social, mental and physical pain inflicted upon them through rape. Men are often subjected to sodomy and its rampant cutting across the religious, national barriers. Here is an incident of a mentally-ill destitute who was raped by a driver who lured him with food.

The heinous brutalities inflicted on them often leave a scar on the victims for the rest of their lives. There is a need to recognize that “MEN ARE RAPED TOO” as looking away will not solve the problems rather augment it.

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http://www.thestatesman.net/news/20246-driver-booked-for-raping-mentally-ill-destitute.html

Goddess Durga comes home to Sonagachi…

The invincible Goddess of supreme Power, the embodiment of power and Energy – Durga is worshiped for 5 days in Bengal, Bihar and odisha. Durga Puja is the main festival of the Bengalees around the world. We all wait for these 5 days all the year round and now is the time to worship and celebrate the destroyer of all evil forces with fervour and jubilation . This year, however, the sex workers of Sonagachi – Asia’s largest red-light district is organising Durga Puja for the first time ever…

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