Chandigarh: Without helmet, youth ‘thrashed’ by cops

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 12, 2015 10:19 IST

High drama was witnessed in Mauli Jagran on Monday when the cops allegedly thrashed a helmetless youth riding a bike. The youth was reportedly asked to stop at a naka near the railway crossing in Mauli Jagran by the cops and when he didn’t, the cops used batons, leading to his fall from the twowheeler.

The victim, Mukesh Kumar (18), a resident of Mauli Jagran, received injuries and the police then rushed him to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, Chandigarh.

The police, however, said the victim after finding the cops, tried to take a u-turn and hit his bike with an auto-rickshaw and then fell on the road.

An eyewitness said Mukesh was hit on the back with the baton, leading to his fall from the bike. He said, the cop who had hit Mukesh was asked by his colleagues to leave the spot as residents had gathered at the spot.

Meanwhile, police post incharge of Mauli Jagran, Rohtas Kumar, denied the allegations of hitting the youth. The victim had fallen off when he was trying to take a u-turn finding cops on the road. “He rammed his bike into a three-wheeler and got injured. Police had sent the victim to the hospital,” he said.

He said the victim was discharged from the hospital after first-aid and a challan for driving without helmet has been issued.

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