“I want strict action to be taken"
An Indian police constable has allegedly attempted suicide after accusing her Station House Officer (SHO) of mental harassment.
Vaishali Pundir is stationed as a constable at Sahawar Police Station in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district.
According to a Times of India report, Pundir tried to take her own life.
Her colleagues found and rescued her, before taking her to the hospital.
Before her suicide attempt, Vaishali accused SHO Rajesh Kumar Meena of mental harassment.
She made the claims on an official WhatsApp chat, while also saying that Meena mentally harasses all his female colleagues.
In the note, she claimed:
“SHO is mentally torturing all women constables. No one dares to confront him.
“I was not feeling well and told him that I would not be able to continue with the duty today.
“He didn’t listen to my pleas and reported that I was absent from duty.
“I want strict action to be taken against him so that he doesn’t try to harass anyone.”
Despite Pundir’s claims against Meena and her suicide attempt, the SHO has denied all the allegations made against him.
He also says that Pundir’s story is untrue and that she only attempted suicide to build a case against him.
“Constable Vaishali’s duty was assigned at the local branch of State Bank of India. During inspection, she was found absent.
“When questioned about her absence, she was not able to provide any satisfactory answer.
“She tried to commit suicide to build pressure on me. Allegation of harassment is fake.”
The district police has ordered an investigation into the incident to take place.
Speaking of the case, Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Sonkar said:
“The entire matter has been taken very seriously. The Circle Officer of Sahawar has been asked to conduct an investigation.
“On the basis of the finding of the investigation, suitable action will be taken.”
Police officers are often accused and found guilty of both bending and breaking the rules they are required to enforce.
Just recently, a British policeman has been jailed for also being a spy for an organised crime group.
PC Mohammed Malik worked for Greater Manchester Police. However, he also led a double life by sending police information to a third party for money.
Malik is now serving a jail sentence of two years and four months after pleading guilty to spying for the organised crime group.