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Video Showing MP Cops Beating Boy Goes Viral, Kamal Nath Orders Probe
In the video, a man in plainclothes can been seen beating up a half-naked boy along with other uniformed personnel.
File photo of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath.
Bhopal/Damoh (MP): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has ordered an inquiry after a video showing policemen beating up a boy in Damoh went viral on social media, officials said on Friday.
Two constables have been placed under suspension in this connection, an official said. In the video, a man in plainclothes can been seen beating up a half-naked boy along with other uniformed personnel.
दमोह में एक मासूम बालक की पिटाई का एक विडीओ मेरे संज्ञान में आया है। इस पूरे मामले की जाँच के आदेश पुलिस प्रशासन को दे दिये है। 1/2— Office Of Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) December 27, 2019
Sources said the video was shot on December 9 in Damoh's Kotwali police station.
After the video went viral, Nath tweeted, "A video of beating an innocent boy in Damoh has come to my notice. The police administration has been ordered the investigation in this entire case."
In another tweet, the CM said, "Instructions have also been issued to take strict action against the culprits found after the investigation. Such cruel incidents cannot be tolerated nor can culprits involved in them be spared."
Damoh SP Vivek Singh said constables Sanjay Pathak and Mahesh Yadav of Kotwali police station have been suspended, and a probe is underway into the video.
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