Video of cops beating couple goes viral, police deny charge

Mumbai (PTI): A purported video clip of a couple being allegedly thrashed by cops inside a police station went viral on the social media even as police denied the charge.

A young couple were seen in the video being manhandled by some cops inside the police station in suburban Andheri and the clip went viral on social media platforms.

Senior Inspector, Andheri Police Station, Nandkumar Dhumal said the man was trying to get hold of the woman while the cops tried to restrain him and the video was shot at that particular moment. Video grab
Andheri Police, however, rubbished the charge saying that the duo were in an inebriated condition and had a scuffle with each other on night of November 1 and that the police only tried to pacify them.

“The couple were under heavy influence of alcohol and were fighting with each other on the road near Andheri Metro Station. They were then brought to the police station but the two again picked up a scuffle. Police just did the duty to separate them while they were fighting,” Senior Inspector, Andheri Police Station, Nandkumar Dhumal said.

He said the man was trying to get hold of the woman while the cops tried to restrain him and the video was shot at that particular moment.

The clip has been recorded to besmirch the reputation of the police, Dhumal claimed. An inquiry has been initiated in the matter, he added.

No case was lodged against the couple and their parents were called to the police station. The duo were later released after a warning, he said, adding that a station-house diary was made and statements of the couple were recorded.

According to the police, the woman is a resident of suburban Nalasopara while the man lives in Byculla in South Mumbai. They worked at a call centre in Malad area.

3 Comments

  1. Lol… this reminds me of the lovely (trim and fit cops) beating up old Indian grandpas…. and just forget about shooting down the blacks.

    Good going by the BJP led govt in Maha. Fadnavis must be very pleased.

  2. I have always maintained that the Indian Police needs to be trained by the British Police (Bobby). Most of them are totally corrupt, incapable of fighting terrorism and behave like an armed mob. They are only good in corruption and collecting monthy hafta envelopes and abusing people in unprintable words. I just do not have any respect for such cops.

    The video has gone viral and it clearly shows the male police personnel mercilessly beating an hapless woman and the women cops just watching. The Senior Inspector, Nandkumar Dhumal (hope he is not related to the actor of yesteryears, whose name was Dhumal, but was Dhamal too), should explain on what basis he is accusing the media of spoiling the name of the police. As if the Mumbai police has any name or reputation left.

  3. More than anything, video clip is yet another example of how ill-prepared, ill-trained and unprofessional our Police are!! It’s quite clear that they are not trained in tackling or restraining non-cooperative individuals. All they are good at is giving ‘kapaala moksha’ to individuals while verbally harassing them. I don’t even know why there is an outrage over this incident when Police in India are notoriously known for assaulting people in the name of interrogation and disciplining.

    A quick search in youtube gets you plenty of videos involving Indian Police!! Here is one for readers:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fluiAI19rU

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