The Delhi Police has arrested two accused and deployed teams to identify and arrest others after a video of a mob thrashing a head constable went viral on social media on Saturday.
In the video, the policeman, identified as Prakash, is seen surrounded by a group of over 10-15 men – some of whom are taking pictures and videos of the incident on their mobile phones.
A man wearing a torn white shirt grabbed Prakash by his collar and assaulted him. The man was also seen slapping the police personnel and no one in the crowd stopped him.
Ajay, the main accused, was arrested and brought to the Anand Vihar police station for physically assaulting a woman and snatching a gold chain at Karkardooma in Delhi on July 31. Ajay was drunk when he was brought to the station.
“Soon, a group of his aides, including his brother, reached the police station where they assaulted the head constable on duty,” DCP Shahadar R Sathyasundaram told news agency ANI. “The injured police officer was immediately sent for medical examination and counselling,” he said.
On social media, several users expressed their shock over the incident. “At the police station itself? Strange and shocking! Twitter users questioned whether there was only 1 policeman in this case. “Top cops and rude people… both sides need to introspect. Police need training and reforms to become professionals and citizens to respect the law,” commented another user.
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