Three police constables have been suspended in Belagavi city after a news report showing them assaulting women with lathis was telecast by news channels.
Kannada news channels and TV9 Telugu telecast reports about constables in Belagavi city assaulting women with lathis and even chasing after them in a market area on Friday. One portion of the video clipping shows a woman screaming in pain as a constable is beating her with a lathi after cornering her against the police patrol vehicle. Watch the video here:
Speaking to The News Minute, Belagavi Police Commissioner Ravi S said that he had already suspended the three constables who assaulted the women. According to the accused police personnel, which included women constables, they had gone to summon those women for questioning in cases of petty theft and had resorted to hitting them because they refused to cooperate, Ravi said.
Asked how that was an excuse for assaulting the women, Ravi said: “Nobody is supposed to behave the way those policemen did. Such an incident is shameful in a civilized society.”
He said that action would be taken against the two women constables who were present there, and also against the Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Kadebazaar police station, the supervising officer in whose presence the constables had behaved in such a manner.