A police constable has been suspended for the assault of a 17-year-old in a case of mistaken identity in Chennai. Police Commissioner TK Rajendran ordered the suspension on Tuesday.
Moreover, the Velachery police have filed a case against the suspended police constable and three others which included a home guard.
A police officer told The Times of India that Saravanan, a constable at Taramani police station, Senthil, a home guard, and some locals were involved in the case of mistaken identity.
Mukesh, a 17-year-old boy who works as a daily wage worker in Pudupet was picked up by four policemen from his house in Kannagi Nagar, Thoraipakkam. The boy was allegedly beaten up by the policemen even after realizing that they have picked up the wrong person. He was taken near Velachery railway station blind-folded and later left near SRP tools with Rs. 10 to return home.
The family registered a complaint at the police commissionerate on Saturday. Police Commissioner TK Rajendran had assigned additional commissioner of police, South Chennai, K Sankar to investigate the case.