Published: 26th September 2018
Medical student thrashed, abused by Meerut cops for choosing a Muslim friend
The girl, after being harassed and assaulted by the cops, was detained at the police station without any charge
While it has become common for some organisations to indulge in moral policing, it’s not so common for government servants. However, policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district took it upon themselves to teach a girl, in an interfaith relationship a lesson, two days ago.
The video of the incident that went viral on the social media on September 25, shows the cops with the girl in a PCR Van, verbally abusing the medical student about her relationship with a man from the minority community and women police personnel sitting beside her on the back seat thrashing her continuously.
The girl, after being harassed and assaulted by the cops, was detained at the police station without any charge and was let off in the evening only after her parents arrived.
The shocking video that was circulated widely on the social media and earned UP Police a lot of flack, forced the police top brass to take cognizance of the matter.
Senior officials alerted the Meerut Police about the incident and asked it to act against the four erring cops. Subsequently, all four, including Head Constable Salek Chand, Constable Neetu Singh and Constable Priyanka were suspended and a report regarding Home Guard Sainserpal was sent to District Commandant Home Guard. All the suspended cops were deployed at police station Medical Meerut area.
Speaking about the incident, ADG, Meerut zone, Prashant Kumar said that district police authorities would not tolerate such deplorable behaviour of the cops, hence all four cops, including the woman constable and Home Guard, were suspended.