Kerala cop fined Rs.10000 for beating up minor in custody

The State and the Ernakulam rural police chief have been told to register a case against Sub Inspector Sharon CS and conduct an inquiry into the alleged custodial torture of the minor

Kerala cop fined Rs.10000 for beating up minor in custody

The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KeSCPCR) has told a police sub- inspector to pay a compensation of Rs.10,000 to a 14-year-old boy for allegedly beating up the minor at a police station recently.

The commission issued the direction to the station house officer of Varapuzha in Ernakulam district, a press release stated on Thursday.

A full bench of the Commission, comprising Chairperson Sobha Koshi and members K Naseer and Meena Kuruvilla, asked the State and the Ernakulam rural police chief to register a case against Sub Inspector Sharon CS and conduct an inquiry into the alleged custodial torture of the minor,

The Hindu reported.

The amount should be deducted from the sub-inspector's salary, the commission said in an order to the state DGP and Ernakulam rural SP.

The boy, whose parents are separated due to family disputes, was summoned to the police station and allegedly beaten up after he refused to go with his mother, the release stated, adding the commission had suo motu launched proceedings on the basis of media reports.

The commission directed the State Police Chief to issue an order asking the police not to summon children in family disputes, except where a criminal offence is involved or without a court order. The commission should be informed about the actions taken on the issue within 40 days.