Punjab: Woman-beating cops suspended

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 04, 2013 20:45 hrs

Four policemen were suspended in Punjab after they were caught on camera hitting a woman who purportedly tried to complain about being harassed by a truck driver.

The 23-year-old woman said she had been harassed by the truck driver while returning from a wedding party.

The family of the victim reported the incident to the constables who they spotted on the road at Tarn Taran near Amritsar.

But after taking a bribe from the driver the constables started beating her, she alleged and the video of the incident was shot on a cellphone by a witness.

A senior police officer later tried to defend the cops involved saying the constables were only trying to prevent a fight.

Some other police officers said an altercation began between the family and the cops when constables tried to arrest the victim´s father, who was allegedly drunk and was misbehaving.

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