Two incidents have begun going viral on the internet, that have made people question if the Telangana Police is serious about its motto of being a 'people-friendly police'.
In a shocking video that surfaced on Saturday, a police officer was seen brutally thrashing a man, who was in custody.
The video shows a police officer, identified as Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police of Madhapur, Gangireddy, where he is seen kicking, slapping and abusing a man.
Addressing media persons later, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Madhapur, Vishwa Prasad, said that the SHE Teams of Cyberabad received a complaint on December 20 from a woman, stating that her friend was harassing her.
Following this, the man was called to the police station for counselling, and his custody was handed over to Gangireddy.
In turn, the Addl DCP abused and assaulted the man in his office in the presence of other police officials.
Watch the video below.
The Cyberabad Commissioner has sought a detailed inquiry and a report of the incident.
However, DCP Vishwa Prasad also mentioned that the police officer in question, lost his temper, after the accused began insulting the victim, in his presence.
In another incident at Jawaharnagar, under the jurisdiction of the Rachakonda commissionerate, Circle inspector TS Uma Maheswara Rao drew flak after his picture began doing the rounds.
The photo, shows the police officer sitting on a chair and keeping his leg on a cot, while speaking to a woman whose husband was murdered.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagawath has ordered for an inquiry into the incident.
However, defending himself, Rao said that the incident had taken place a month ago, adding that he took the support of the cot, because one of the legs of the chair was broken.
"Just to defame me, somebody is circulating this. It's pertinent to mention that the chair was broken and the victim gave another chair,'' he told a media outlet.