The police constable has been suspended after a video of him brutally thrashing of an elderly man at Jabalpur Railway Station went viral on Social media, stated a Rewa police official.
The issue came to light after a video of the police officer mercilessly beating and dragging an elderly man went viral on social media. The police constable was identified as Anant Sharma and the name of the victim is Gopal Prasad.
In the video, the police constable is seen kicking and punching the old man. He is also seen beating him with a belt and dragging him by his foot on the railway platform.
As the police constable trashes the man no one steps in to stop the officer.
The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday. After the video went viral, vendors present at the railway station were questioned and they confirmed the incident of brutality.
Many people shared the video on social media including Twitter and Facebook and criticised the actions of the police constable.
According to the statement given by the victim Gopal Prasad to the police, he said that some people were abusing him at the railway station and when he complained of the same to the policeman present there, he attacked him.
He said he doesnâ€™t know the policeman and has no idea why would he attack an old man like him.