Maoist suspect says cops stripped and gave her electric shock

Soni Sori, 36, a tribal school teacher arrested in Delhi for allegedly acting as a conduit for Essar to transfer cash to the Maoists in Dantewada, had written a letter to the Supreme Court while she was lodged in Jagdalpur Central Jail.

In the letter, she had alleged that the Dantewada superintendent of police Ankit Garg gave her electric shocks, undressed her and tortured her during the intervening night of October 8-9 when she was under police remand.

Sori was arrested in Delhi on October 4 and brought to Chhattisgarh on transit remand. Sori is in Kolkata after the Supreme Court had ordered the Chhattisgarh government to take her there for a medical checkup.

The doctors in Raipur who examined Sori, claimed they did not find any marks of torture and diagnosed no other serious health problem.

Sori had further alleged that the police had been harassing her by lodging false cases for the past one year and a half.

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