‘Was asked to sodomise my friend’: Muslim youth allege torture inside police station

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A Muslim youth from Jharkhand has alleged that he was asked to sodomise his friend by cops while in police custody.

Two young Muslim men Abdul Khalid alias Aarzu (25) and Mohammad Aurangzeb (30) had the most horrifying experience of their life on August 26 in Kadma police station in Jamshedpur city of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, Two Circles.net reported.

After he was released Mohammad Aurangzeb has this dreadful story to tell:  “After both of us were beaten and tortured in the police station, Aarzu was asked to lay on the ground in the Munshi’s room. I was asked to pull his pants down. I thought they were asking me to show me his injuries. As I pulled down his pants, the policemen asked me do ‘sambhog’ (sodomy) with Aarzu. I started crying and told them to kill me but do not force me to do this Gunah (sin). I was told, ‘If you would not do this, he would do that to you.’ When I totally refused, I was beaten with boots on my face.”

This was allegedly done in the room of Munshi of the police station in the presence of Station House Officer (SHO) Manoj Thakur.

Both Aurangzeb and Aarzu allege that seven other policemen including Sub Inspector Harshvardhan and Nitish Thakur were involved.

While SHO Manoj Thakur accepts that they were called for interrogation but denies the ‘torture’ allegations of the two and terms them false.

Aurangzeb alias Mister alleges that he was asked to say his name and when he replied ‘Mohammad Aurangzeb’ the policemen told him that “Do you know that both were dead” using “abusive and objectionable words against our religion.”

They were told, “You will make this (country) like Taliban (did in Afghanistan). Have you seen the plight of Afghanistan? You will be sent there.”

Aurangazeb said that more than the physical torture it is the abuse and mental harassment and the use of Hindu-Muslim slurs that has hurt him the most. He said that after the incident he is unable to sleep properly. Both Aurangzeb and Aarzu are being treated for their injuries as they were hit by lathis and cricket wickets, the web portal reported.

In an application addressed to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), East Singhbhum, Jamshedpur, Aurangzeb and Aarzu have demanded justice and action against the police officers who were involved in this ‘inhuman act.’

SSP of East Singhbhum, Jamshedpur Dr M. Tamil Vanan told TwoCircles.net that his office has received the application from Aarzu and Aurangzeb. Dy. S.P. (Headquarter) has been asked to investigate the matter and submit a report on the allegations in three days. “As the Dy. S.P. had to go to court, his report is delayed,” he said.

SSP Vanan said that as soon as he would get the report, he would take action accordingly.

SSP Vanan also claimed that the two youths were picked because of their CDR (Call-Detail Record) which “suggested that they were in contact with the man who had eloped with a girl.” He contended that there was no complaint on the date of their release as they had signed the P.R. bond. “I would see the report of their injuries,” he said.

Talking to TwoCircles.net over the phone, Aarzu said that he works as an electrician while his father Khurshid Khan does tiles works. He said this was his first time inside a police station. While the police maintain that he was a close friend of the man who had eloped with a girl, Aarzu said that the accused person is “only an acquaintance and I do not know anything about the elopement.”

“Even if I were his friend, why should be I tortured for his elopement? How can I know about the location when I have no idea about his elopement,” Aarzu asks.

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