Puri: Nimapara police station IIC Mrutyunjay Swain, who had allegedly assaulted an elderly woman in the police station, has been placed under suspension for misusing his position.
DGP RP Sharma suspended him today, a day after he was transferred to the district police headquarters.
Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi had transferred him yesterday and asked additional SP Dhiren Kumar Nanda to investigate into the incident.
Notably, Basanti Palata, a 74-year-old woman of Dhirapur in the Nimapara area, had lodged a complaint with the SP alleging that IIC Swain had on May 7 summoned her to appear at the police station in connection with an FIR filed by her daughter-in-law alleging torture by her in-laws.
The woman also filed a petition in Puri court regarding the assault.
The IIC detained her at the police station till 11 pm and thrashed her with a lathi, resulting in injuries to her, she alleged.
The incident had been recorded by an onlooker and the video later went viral on social media.