Police and locals thrashed a man allegedly accusing him of “hugging people’. The incident took place in Southwest Delhi on Wednesday. The man was said to be ‘hugging people’. The video of Mr. Imran (30) being beaten up by the police personnel and locals with sticks went viral on Social Media.
The constable was suspended gradually. The incident took place in Sagarpur when Imran was walking home.
Additional DCP (Southwest) Ingit Pratap Singh said, “We have identified the person in the video as a constable at Sagarpur police station. He has been suspended. A departmental inquiry has been initiated.” Police said a case has been registered against the constable under IPC sections 323 and 321.
In the video, the constable can be seen hitting Imran with a lathi. He tries to walk away but is beaten up again — this time by stick-wielding locals. The policeman does little to dissuade the men from beating up Imran. When a passerby asks why the man is being beaten up, an unidentified man says, “Yeh park ke paas gale mil raha tha, isko maaro.”
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