Uttar Pradesh: Policeman tortures villager, says had to use “minimal force”

The video is reportedly from Etawah in which a cop can be seen hitting the victim even by his shoes. Towards the end of the video, another constable can be seen joining the assault

Screen grab from the video
Screen grab from the video

NH Web Desk

In a video which was widely circulated on social media, a villager from Uttar Pradesh can be seen beaten up by two police constables. The two policemen are brtutally hitting and torturing the man as he lies on the floor asking for mercy.

This viral video is reportedly from Etawah, Uttar Pradesh and was filmed from the terrace of a house. The cop is even seen hitting the victim by his shoes. Towards the end of the video, another constable can be seen joining the assault.

According to NDTV, the man who has been assaulted by the cops is mentally challenged.

In an initial statement, the Etawah Police said the man being assaulted is Sunil Yadav and that he is a drug addict and prone to assaulting villagers in the area. The police claimed they had gone to apprehend him after a villager's complaint of assault and arson but when they reached the village, this man allegedly assaulted them with a knife.N

The cops then had to use "minimal force" to take him into custody, the statement read.

In a detailed report about the whole incident which was submitted to the Etawah Police earlier, it was admitted that one of the constables used excessive force on the villager.

The man was treated for psychiatric issues at a hospital in western Uttar Pradesh's Agra two years ago, the report submitted to Etawah police said.

The constable seen in the video carrying out most of the assault has been suspended, the police said.

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