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Video: Women thrash drunk Haryana cop with sandals for ‘eve-teasing’

The Haryana Police admitted that the cop was drunk driving, but denied that he harassed any woman and attributed public outrage to ‘mob mentality’.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2018 22:03 IST
Hardik Anand
Hardik Anand
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
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According to Haryana Police, the cop seen in the video has been identified as head constable Yogesh Kumar.(Video grab)

A video of women thrashing a drunk police official with shoes has been doing the rounds on social media, bringing more embarrassment for the Haryana police.

The video shows the policeman sitting on the road while a large group of people are seen encircling him and accusing him of ‘harassing women’ in a drunk state. The cop can be seen trying to explain himself, but is too intoxicated to present his point.

Soon, there is a call to thrash the cop after which the women start beating him up with shoes. The public is heard asking him to promise that he will never harass women again.

According to the Haryana Police, the incident happened on Friday, February 2, near Sector 4 in Hisar district and was captured on camera by a local. A police spokesperson for the Hisar Police said that the cop seen in the video has been identified as head constable Yogesh Kumar.

Watch the video here:

“Based on the video, a probe was launched by the police. It has been established that the policeman was drunk driving with his friend. Based on a complaint, a challan has been issued to him and he has been shifted to the police lines. The local police station has prepared a report and sent to the superintendent of police for further action,” he said.

The spokesperson, however, denied that the cop harassed any woman and attributed public outrage to ‘mob mentality’. “He was rash driving and may have spoken rudely. Otherwise there is no complaint of him eve-teasing women. Further investigation will reveal more,” he said.

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 21:59 IST