Delhi cop sacked, arrested after attacking woman with brick

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 12, 2015 01:42 IST

A Delhi Police head constable was on Monday dismissed from service after a video of him attacking a woman with a brick in the posh Golf Link area of central Delhi went viral.

Satish Chand was arrested and a criminal case was filed against him.

The victim, who was riding a two-wheeler, alleged that Chand demanded a bribe accusing her of violating traffic rules. She alleged that her small child was also abused by the cop.

She said that following an argument, the cop picked up a brick and attacked her.

Video: Head constable attacks woman with stone

"Seeing the gravity of the deplorable criminal misconduct of hitting a lady with a brick, Head Constable Satish Chand has been dismissed from service with immediate effect," said Dr Mukesh Chander, special commissioner in Delhi Police, traffic.

"On behalf of myself and Delhi Police, I want to express my regret. We will investigate the matter," said Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi.

The victim alleged that Chand accused her of violating traffic norms and started abusing her after she refused to pay bribe, insisting that a receipt of the fine he was demanding be issued to her.

The woman was also seen in the video picking up a brick which she threw on the ground.

The woman also alleged that her two-wheeler was damaged in the incident.

Kamal Kant, who recorded the video of the incident, said the woman "told me that traffic cop stopped her as she crossed red light and asked for Rs 200 as penalty."

Delhi home minister Satyendra Jain said, "We shall look into the case, whatever needs to be done will be carried out."

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