Recently, a police constable in Uttar Pradesh reportedly thrashed two labourers. He was sent to police lines after a video of him beating the two labourers in Hapur went viral on social media, reports The New Indian Express.
In UP's Hapur district, cops ask two men to roll on the road in the scorching heat near a railway crossing, dangerously close to railway tracks. This was the punishment for not wearing mask. @Uppolice pic.twitter.com/4fbGA4Q0b8
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The workers, who were supposedly going to their respective homes, were made to roll on the road as well. The constable and a home guard thrashed the duo while they were rolling on the road at the Railway Lines.
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According to the UP Police, the labourers were going back home when the police constable noticed them. The constable and home guard were later identified as Ashok Meena and Sharafat Ali. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Sarvesh Mishra was quoted saying, “A video of a police constable Ashok Meena and a home guard Sharafat Ali making two labourers roll on the road went viral on social media.”
“Taking cognisance of the video, the police constable has been sent to police lines while a report against Sharafat Ali has been sent to commandant Home Guard.”
The case is now under investigation. During these testing times, a little empathy from law enforcement officers can go a long way. After all, police brutality is not acceptable at all. Well, we just hope the labourers are not hurt and are doing okay.