Surat, July 24: A video has been surfacing around on social media in which a police sub inspector can be seen brutally thrashed by locals in Surat. The video appears during the time when Gujarat is facing worst violence after a group of people thrashed Dalit’s in Una district. Also Read - India's Rapunzel With World’s Longest Hair Cuts Them After 12 Years, Locks to be Kept in Museum | Watch Video
According to news agency ANI, the cop who is thrashed by locals is a sub inspector and was beaten by locals over a death of a youth in Surat. Also Read - Photos Show How Hospitals, Patients Across Country Reel Under Covid-19 Stress
In the video it is quite clear that the police officer is trying control the mob on its own and suddenly he is beaten by a group of 30-50 odd men and women. He was also beaten by his stick following which his forehead was brutally injured and started bleeding. In the video it can also be seen that women agitators present at the spot were also hitting him. (Also Read: Police officer’s wife, daughter beaten up by mob in Jammu-Kashmir) Also Read - 'State Heading Towards Health Emergency', Gujarat HC Initiates Suo Motu PIL Over Corona Situation
The cop tried to disperse the crowd through his baton but one of the youth snatched his baton after which he was attacked again. It is not still clear whether it is a latest video happened during the recent violent protests in Gujarat. The cops had also ordered a high level inquiry into the matter.
On Thursday around 50 Dalits were detained by the police in Surat, which has further escalated tension between police officials and locals.
Since then a stringent police bandobast has been placed at the Udhana and Surat railway stations to prevent Dalits from halting the trains. The police has asked the Dalit leaders to hold peaceful protest and not indulge in stone pelting and halting of trains.
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