An RPF officer said that the incident was an accident.

RPF constable assaults senior citizen at Chetpet station in ChennaiImage: By Nikhilb239 - Own work, Wikipedia Commons
news Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 09:49

A 72-year-old man was assaulted by an RPF constable on Monday evening. The man was hit on his arm with a lathi which left him bleeding at Chetpet station.

At 6:45pm, an RPF constable named Sudhir was on station patrol duty. Sudhir was clearing squatters loitering at the station when he hit the senior citizen. According to The New Indian Express, the 72-year-old man, Iruthaiyaraj was drunk and did not respond to the calls of RPF man when he asked him to leave. Later, the RPF man hit him with a lathi. The passengers saw it and began shouting at the constable. Immediately, an ambulance was called and Iruthayaraj was taken to a hospital.

An RPF officer told TNIE that the incident was an accident. “The person was so drunk that he couldn't respond to the calls of our personnel,” he said. The officer said that an enquiry will be carried out to check the physical action of the constable. After which, the department will take an action.

The officer also added that RPF clears people from the station who are unauthorized or are staying overnight at the stations.

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