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6 cops booked for sexually abusing 2 women suspects in custody

In a sensational development, six policemen have been booked for alleged custodial torture and sexual abuse of ten suspects hailing from Tamil Nadu. A case has been registered for torturing and sexually abusing two women suspects in a theft case while they were in custody.

Chittoor II Town Police said the incident took place a few days ago after seven members of a gang, including two women, were detained by the Puthalapattu Police for questioning in connection with their involvement in a theft case.

Police said two suspects, who had confessed their involvement in the crime, had been sent to remand, while the other suspects had been sent back to their hometown in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu after they were served notices under Section 41 A (right to remain silent) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

After returning to Krishnagiri, two of the suspects filed a complaint at Krishnagiri Police Station in Tamil Nadu stating that they were subjected to custodial torture and sexual abuse. Chittoor II Town Police Station and an investigation is underway.

Superintendent of Police (Chittoor) Y. Rishant Reddy has ordered a probe into the allegations, and Chittoor Two Town police have arrested the six policemen, including a Sub Inspector. The investigation will be conducted by the Additional SP.

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