Wife of the traffic constable Dharmaraj questioned why the Chennai police has not registered an FIR against the inspector who pushed her husband from a moving bike.
According to news reports, Sridevi, wife of Dharmaraj, had lodged a complaint on Saturday at the Abhiramapuram police station accusing the inspector of attempting to murder her husband. A video of the traffic inspector Ravichandran pushing Dharmaraj down from his motorbike went viral on social media a few days ago. In the video, Dharmaraj is seen falling down from his bike and almost being run over by a minivan in the busy Alwarpet junction in Chennai. The inspector who pushed him down was reportedly angered by the constableâ€™s rant over the walkie-talkie about his disappointment on not being given leave to attend the final rites of his mother who passed away earlier this month. Dharmaraj sustained injuries on his hands and legs.
Dharmaraj was on duty when he went on a rant on Thursday on the walkie-talkie used by the police about how he was not allowed to attend the 16th day rituals of his dead mother. The officers monitoring the police communication systems traced the voice to Dharmaraj and placed him on suspension.
Sridevi told Times of India that what her husband did might be wrong, but dismissed the claims of him being drunk while on duty. Senior officials in the department said that Dharmaraj was irregular to work and had received warnings in earlier instances when he was found drunk while on duty.
Meanwhile inspector Ravichandran, who was transferred after the incident came to light has been placed under â€˜Vacancy reserveâ€™. Mylapore Deputy Commissioner also told Times of India that a senior police officer has been tasked with the duty of making inquiries and submitting a report on the incident and that appropriate action will be taken based on that report.