A video of a man being thrashed by a policeman in Bagalkot district in Karnataka has been doing rounds on social media.
The incident reportedly took place on March 30 at Bagalkot. The cop is seen hitting the man with a stick at a place which looks like a parking lot for bikes.
MN Nagaraj, district SP told The News Minute said that police have taken up the case for investigation after the video surfaced on Saturday. He said that a suo motu case has been registered and an ACP rank officer is investigating the case.
The person who was thrashed is reportedly a serviceman named Srinivas. He was dropping his friend who was appearing for the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam.
The policeman and he got into altercation after the cop asked him to not park his bike on the roadside. The angry cop is seen shouting and thrashing the man with a stick while the man is seen asking the cop to stop hitting him.