Legs Held Up, Shoe on Face, Belt Buckle Beating: On Cam, UP Police's Punishment for 'Phone Thief'
The video shows two policemen holding legs of a man while third policeman is seen beating the man and putting his shoe on the accused's face. (News18)
Lucknow: A shocking video of three policemen brutally assaulting a man inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district recently surfaced, following which the cops were suspended and an FIR ordered against them on Friday.
The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows the policemen beating the man while holding up his legs. An officer also put his shoe on the face of the accused. Despite repeated pleas of mercy, the policemen kept thrashing him ruthlessly.
Taking cognizance of the incident, Deoria Superintendent of Police suspended the three cops who were seen in the clip and ordered an FIR against them. The SP also sent the accused for medical check up.
"The three cops have been suspended. FIR is being registered against them. The man has been sent for medical examination," SP Shripati Mishra said.
Vishweshwar Tiwari, a resident of Mahen village under Madanpur Police Station, told the police around noon on January 8 that Sumit Goswami had stolen his mobile phone. Afterwards, the accused was caught and brought to the police station where he was beaten mercilessly without the police having properly investigated the case.
A person present on the premises of the police station captured the incident on his/her mobile phone after which it went viral.