24/05/2016 11:00 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Karnataka CM's Security Staff Accused Of Humiliating Dalit Woman

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In yet another incident of possible caste discrimination, Karnataka Chief Minister’s security officials allegedly humiliated and called a Dalit woman a call girl when she had gone to attend Siddaramaiah’s monthly public grievance meeting last week, according to news reports.

When the woman, after waiting for the entire day to meet the CM outside his residence, confronted his security guards, she was bundled up in a vehicle and taken to the police ground where she was allegedly humiliated and called a call girl.

"I was just seeking my rights. I never knew that I would have to face such a situation in my life," the woman who had gone to the chief minister seeking his intervention in a domestic issue, was quoted as saying by India Today.

Savita, was reportedly detained in the police station till 9 pm and was later sent to the remand home that night. She was released after her husband intervened the next day morning.

The Bengaluru City Police Commissioner claims that since the woman, a mother of two, threatened to commit suicide outside the chief minister’s residence, she was detained and released later.

“The allegations that the police misbehaved with her are baseless. We treated her like any other visitor. We have video recording to prove that these charges against the police are untrue," NS Megharikh, the commissioner of police said.

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