NEHRO condemns police brutality, demands action

ITANAGAR, Jun 9: The state unit of the North East Human Rights Organization (NEHRO) has demanded action against Assam Police personnel who allegedly beat up one Joshua Ngupok of Kangkong village (Lower Dibang Valley district) on 1 June.
In a complaint letter to the Tinsukia superintendent of police on 8 June, the organisation said Ngupok was brutally beaten by Assam Police personnel inside the Shantipur police outpost in Tinsukia district of Assam after he (Ngupok) was forcibly brought to the outpost by some miscreants who had assaulted and injured him with a machete on the Assam-Arunachal boundary in Shantipur in Lower Dibang Valley district.
Ngupok was later admitted to a hospital in Dibrugarh for treatment. It is alleged that because of the brutal police assault, the victim has lost his cervical lordosis.
Condemning the “inhuman act and serious violation of human rights” by the police personnel, the organization said such police brutality was contrary to the fundamental duty of the police to serve mankind and safeguard lives.
It demanded departmental action against the police personnel for their misconduct and brutality.