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2 Meghalaya trainee constables forced to drink urine

August 11, 2012 16:30 IST
Two police constables in Meghalaya were forced to drink the urine of their fellow trainees by their instructor as punishment following a minor scuffle in the camp, official sources said today.

The instructor at the 2nd Meghalaya Police Battalion headquarter in West Garo Hills district allegedly forced the two to drink urine collected from three other co-trainees during a roll call in the evening based on a complaint of the mess commander about a scuffle among the trainees during lunch, they said.

The incident took place on August 5 when the constables -- A Siangshai and T Lyttan -- had a minor scuffle during lunch with their co-trainees at the camp in Geogre, Tura, sources said.

The matter came to light after the constables informed their family members who later lodged a complaint with the higher authorities, sources said.

Preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the incident was true, Director General of Police N Ramachandran told PTI. He said the training instructor, P Borah, has been put under suspension pending a departmental inquiry into the case.

All the five constables have given their statements and the full report was awaited before further action can be taken against the training instructor, Ramachandran said.

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