Eyewitnesses said one of the protesters was surrounded by the policemen and beaten up after he jumped before the chief minister’s cavalcade. A sub-inspector was allegedly seen repeatedly assaulting his private parts even as his other colleagues held him tight. The injured man collapsed on the spot and was admitted to the Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram.
The incident has sparked an outrage with even the Congressmen flaying the police action.
Home minister T Radhakrishnan told the Hindustan Times that the accused sub-inspector has been placed under suspension and a probe is on. "A high-level inquiry has been ordered into the incident and necessary action will be taken after we get the inquiry report," the home minister said.