Haryana Police removes cops from service after video of woman being thrashed in police station emerges

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The Haryana Police on Monday swung into action after a video of several cops thrashing a helpless woman inside a police station went viral. In the viral video, a group of cops from the Haryana Police in Faridabad could be seen mercilessly thrashing a woman with a belt even as she cried in pain. The incident took place in October last year but was brought to light only now through social media sharing.

One of them secretly filmed the act. The video sent shockwaves on social media where users reacted angrily against the state’s BJP government. Many users tagged Harayana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar requesting him to take stern action against the guilty policemen.

Faced with widespread condemnation, Additional Director General of Haryana Police Navdeep Virk took to Twitter to announce that his force had taken a dim view of the cops’ act. He wrote, “Haryana Police Department has taken a strong view about the incident of beating of a woman by police personnel that appeared in media today. Faridabad Police has registered an FIR u/s 342/323/509 IPC against those responsible.”



 

Virk said that two police officials had already been suspended and three SPOs removed from service. “Out of these two persons have been arrested and efforts are being made to man the other culprits. Incident happened in Oct 2018 and was not reported to police by the victim,” he added.



Virk concluded, “Haryana Police is committed to respect and safety of women, and would not hesitate to take the strictest possible action even against its own personnel in case they act in unlawful manner.”



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