A probe has been ordered into allegations of torture of a teenage boy at a police outpost in Lucknow after he was apprehended on the suspicion of theft, the Lucknow Police said on Saturday.
The matter came to light when the boy's family contacted social workers. It has been alleged that the 14-year boy was picked up by the police on Thursday and taken to Telibagh outpost under PGI Police Station, after an FIR was filed on a complaint suspecting his involvement in an e-rickshaw theft.
The teenager, who also used to drive an e-rickshaw to help his father, a labourer, was tortured and pressured to confess that he had committed the crime, his family members alleged.
Pictures claiming to swelling and injuries on the boy's legs were shared on social media widely. "A probe has been ordered into the matter by SP, North," Lucknow Police tweeted on Saturday.
A senior police officer said action will be taken against any officer responsible after the probe report of the SP, North, Sukirti Madhav is submitted.