A police constable was beaten up by the family members of a local BJP politician for imposing fine on their two relatives for violating traffic rules, said a police officer today.
Guna police station in-charge Vivek Asthana said the police subsequently arrested two persons on charges of assaulting a government official on duty and obstructing him from discharging his duty.
Asthana said the beating incident, captured on cell phone camera, occurred on April 21 when a police team stopped two girls, the relatives of BJP Janpad (Block) president Shobha Raghuvansi, for riding a scooter without helmets.
On being intercepted and fined, the girls contacted their family members on phone, prompting over half a dozen of them, including Shobha’s husband Rajiv, descend on the scene.
“The group thrashed Constable Ashutosh Tiwari, who sustained injuries,” Asthana added.
Police arrested two members of the group, identified as Jitendra and Rahul Raghuvansi. Besides the duo, Rajiv and others were also named in the FIR, he added.
“We are investigating the incident. Further action would be taken after the investigation gets over,” he added.
A video of the incident has gone viral on the social media.
When contacted, Rajiv Raghuvansi claimed, “Policemen misbehaved with the two girls of our family. When my nephew (Rahul) went to the spot, policemen misbehaved with him too.
“Our family members did not thrash the policeman.
People gathered at the spot beat him up as they were angry with his misbehaviour.”