In ‘plain clothes’, five cops beat young man in Bihar’s Aurangabad

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Aurangabad: A disturbing video capturing the brutal assault of a young man by five policemen in plain clothes has gone viral on social media. The incident took place in the Daudnagar police station area of Aurangabad district in Bihar.

The victim, identified as Sanjay Kumar, reportedly encountered the policemen while they were having tea at a local shop. According to witnesses, Kumar innocently requested one of the officers to move his feet so he could also enter the shop. This seemingly request turned into a violent confrontation as the policemen perceived it as an insult.

Eyewitnesses recounted that the policemen launched a vicious attack on Kumar, raining down kicks and punches without any provocation. The assault continued unabated until they dragged Kumar to the police station gate, where they subjected him to further verbal abuse before leaving him.

The entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed outside the shop, which later went viral on social media. The footage prompted swift action from the authorities, with Superintendent of Police Swapna Meshram ordering an immediate investigation into the matter.

“Taking cognizance of this viral video, SP Swapna Meshram has handed over the responsibility of investigation to Daudnagar SDPO. Whoever is found guilty will face strict action,” said a police official involved in the investigation.

आज सोशल मीडिया पर एक थाना के कर्मियों का एक व्यक्ति के साथ मारपीट करने का वीडियो संज्ञान में आया है। उक्त मामले को गंभीरता से लेते हुए पुलिस अधीक्षक महोदया द्वारा एसडीपीओ दाउदनगर को त्वरित जांच का आदेश दिया है। जांचोपरांत नियमानुसार कड़ी कारवाई की जाएगी।

— Aurangabad(Bihar) Police (@police_aurangab) March 27, 2024

The Superintendent of Police said, “Today, a video of police station personnel assaulting a person has come to notice on social media. Taking the above matter seriously, the Superintendent of Police has ordered SDPO Daudnagar to conduct a speedy investigation. After investigation, strict action will be taken as per rules.”

The incident has sparked widespread outrage, with many questioning the behaviour of the policemen involved. Police authorities have assured the public that a thorough investigation is underway and that the accused officers will face the full brunt of the law.

“An investigation team has been formed in this matter. Strictest action will be taken against the accused policemen,” said a police officer.

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