Yadadri: Allegations have come to the fore against a sub-inspector of the Atmakur police station in Yadadri district in Rachakonda commissionerate. It is alleged that the sub-inspector along with his team assaulted a youth during the Dasara procession in a village on Wednesday night. In addition, it is alleged that the policemen abused the youth's mother who had come to his rescue.
The allegations come at a time when the Telangana police department claims to have adopted people friendly policing policy.
The incident took place at Pallerla village under Atmakur police station limits, when the villagers were taking out a procession of the idol of goddess Durga. During the procession the youth were sprinkling gula (colour) on each other. Some colour accidentally fell on the sub-inspector who was overseeing the bandobast. The official pulled up a youth and warned him. Another youth Ravinder intervened and apologised to the official, requesting him to leave the matter so that the procession could move on.
The angry sub-inspector allegedly lost his cool and asked Ravinder how he could question him and began to beat him. Seeing this, the other policemen also charged on Ravinder. As Ravinder tried to escape, they chased him and rounded him in a dark area. There they beat him with their lathis and kicked him with their boots, besides abusing and calling him names.
Further when Ravinder’s mother came to his rescue, the policemen abused and kicked her as well. They even dragged her and pushed her aside.
However, when the mother retaliated and demanded that they be taken to the police station, the policemen withdrew and walked away. Aravind received injuries on his limbs and back and fell unconscious.
On Thursday morning, the villagers staged a protest on the main road, demanding strict action on the sub-inspector and his team.
Meanwhile, Rachakonda police have ordered an inquiry into the incident and called for a detailed report at the earliest.
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