It was about four in the afternoon when the phone rang. At first, the 55-year-old bespectacled Sumitra Devi could not understand what the caller was saying. All she could hear were incoherent words and a woman sobbing. Realising that something was gravely amiss, Sumitra gently asked the caller to calm down and then speak. It turned out it was Meena Devi, a daily wage worker and a member of the same village organisation to which Sumitra belonged. What she heard led Sumitra to drop everything and rush out of her home. It would take a brisk 15-minute walk from her home in village Uswaha Tola to reach the local market where Meena was waiting. As she hurried down, all Sumitra could think of was how she, a police mitra (friend of the police), could help. She knew that in cases of sexual assault and rape, the police had to be called in, but being a mother of five children, three of them daughters, Sumitra also knew the matter had to be handled sensitively. “When I met Meena, I was shocked to see the condition of her 13-year-old daughter. The girl was so traumatised she could not speak. Meena had walked… Read full this story
- Residents tell Atlanta police rise in crime makes them sick and tired
- Survey: Overall high marks for Baton Rouge law enforcement, but responses split along racial lines
- Have the police just given up on crime? This prolific shoplifter was caught red-handed by security guards. The police who arrived were shown the evidence but let him go
- Rapists will be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan
- Murder charges in drug overdose deaths are rare. Here's why police, prosecutors say that's the case.
- In Elayn Hunt rape investigation, St. Gabriel police mystified after charges dropped against inmate
- Compensation not paid to acid attack victims in 799 out of 1,273 cases: National Commission for Women
- Female prison guard was alone in 64-inmate cell block when alleged rape occurred, police chief says
- Now, police in Kallakurichi district to get weekly off days
- Krishna district to get five child-friendly police stations
Women in law: How police mitras combat crime in this UP district have 347 words, post on www.thehindu.com at November 5, 2016. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.