In a major incident in Andhra Pradesh, a sub inspector and a constable belonging to the state police were beaten up inside their own police station in Nellore district on Wednesday evening, after a large group of people barged inside.
The entire incident was caught on camera. The video shows a group of people rattling the locked gate of the police station and trying to enter its premises. As they continuously shake the gate, it gives way and the people are seen rushing towards one policeman.
The mob was irked at the move of the SI, to call in one person for questioning at the Rapuru police station and allegedly beating him.
All this, even as another policeman and some locals continue to film the incident. Men and women can even be seen beating one policeman in civil clothes, almost tearing his shirt.
As the policeman who was filming tries to intervene and pacify the locals, the locals pinned him against the wall and landed a few punches on him as well.
"We had detained one man because he was drunk and had sent him to the hospital to get a certificate to complete one formality. However, the locals questioned the move to send him to the hospital and picked up a fight. They attacked the police station and dragged the SI out. The SI suffered a head injury while 3 constables also suffered minor injuries," Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Babu told local reporters.
"We will investigate the incident and find out who is responsible for the entire incident. We will punish those who we find guilty, according to the law," he added.
This incident comes days after a group of policemen were allegedly assaulted by drunk men in Nellore district itself, after the police tried to stop a dance performance.
A sub-inspector, two constables and two home guards managed to escape from the crowd but were injured.
The police later booked 60 persons for organising the 'obscene' dance performance and attacking the police personnel.