A woman constable attached to Adambakkam police station who alleged in an audio recording that she was burdened with work, which she could not handle, has been asked to report to the police control room.
Speaking to DT Next, she said that she got a surgery done in the spinal cord as she met with an accident a few years ago and the pain got aggravated after she got infected with COVID-19 in August. “I was under observation in IIT-Madras campus and then on home quarantine for about 10 days before returning to work. But I could not be as active as before due to persistent back pain,” she added.
In the audio, she had also mentioned that many policemen commit suicide due to such harassments, but they could not prove it since senior officials seek evidence. “I’m ready to commit suicide if it would make the environment for all other women police personnel safer,” she said.
While the constable informed that she has been asked to report to the control room, a senior police official when contacted said that an inquiry has been ordered and no decision has been taken as yet. The constable and the inspector she accused are said to have been working in the same station for about two years.