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Teenager thrashed by traffic cops

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2010 01:22 IST
Sanjeev K. Ahuja
Sanjeev K. Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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A 16-year-old class XII student of a well-known private school in Sector 45 was assaulted by two traffic police personnel in the presence of his parents on Monday.

One of the cops had barged into their car and another attacked the boy through the window after he allegedly objected to abuses against his father. The boy's father had 'dared' to ask the cop at Park Plaza roundabout to do his duty rather than chatting.

Parents claim that the boy, who had just recovered from dengue and was discharged from a private hospital three days before the incident, was slipping into psychological trauma after the incident.

“He is so perturbed and mentally upset that he had also threatened to commit suicide,” father K.K. Gupta, a resident of Greenwood City, said.

The family has been shuttling between DLF City police station (Sector 29) and the traffic police department since Monday as both refused to file an FIR.

Finally, when the family met DCP (Traffic) Bharti Arora on Thursday, she ordered an enquiry. She asked the ACP (Traffic) to file a report in three days.

The incident occurred at about 4.00 p.m. on Monday when Gupta along with his wife were going to drop their son Rahul (name changed) at a tuition centre in Sushant Lok.

Gupta is a senior manager with Haryana Financial Corporation.

“At the intersection of Max Hospital, the traffic was held up for a long time and the traffic havaldar was standing there smoking and chatting with a friend. I called him and requested him to manage the traffic. On this, the havaldar came up to me and started to abuse me. Without any provocation, he started to use very unparliamentary language, on which my son got uneasy and told him 'uncle, why are you abusing my father, please do not use this kind of language,” Gupta claimed.

After this, the cop stood in front of the car, called up a colleague and said, “Kisi ko sabak seekhana hai, jaldi aao (We need to teach a lesson to someone, come soon.)”

“Another traffic cop came ferociously angry and entered my car from the rear door. He caught hold of my son and started hitting him. In the meantime, the first havaldar put his hand inside my car, caught hold of my son's face and hair, and started to pull him.”

The first cop was identified as Roshan Lal and the second policeman is reported to be Krishan Kant.

Jagdish Parsad, SHO DLF City police station, said that both the parties were called and their statements were recorded. “The traffic constables claimed that the boy had misbehaved with them and it prompted them to thrash him a bit,” he said.