A senior police official from Uttar Pradesh was caught on camera telling a complainant that he would kill his sister if she had eloped.
The incident took place in Prabudh Nagar district where the officer in question, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Saharanpur range, Satish Kumar Mathur, had gone for a routine inspection of police stations.
According to a CNN IBN report, during the inspection, Mathur came across a man who had come to sought help from police to look for his missing daughter. However, Mathur on hearing about the case, commented that if his own sister ever eloped he would have killed her or committed suicide.
“If anybody’s sister or daughter flees then he should commit suicide by drowning himself. If she was my sister, then I would have shot her dead or would have killed myself,” Mathur told the father of the missing girl.
This reaction of the DIG instantly sparked a controversy with the National Commission for Women (NCW) demanding Mathur’s suspension.
“The statement of the DIG is irresponsible and he must be suspended immediately. Is this what they are being taught in the police force? This is very disturbing. The DIG should be suspended without further ado,” NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma said.
Mathur, however was unavailable for comment.