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Medical student abused, hit by police in viral video; three cops suspended

Three police personnel, including a woman constable, were suspended after being accused of manhandling a female medical student and her classmate when the two were studying together at the latter’s room in Meerut.

lucknow Updated: Sep 25, 2018 23:01 IST
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The couple was manhandled and taken to the police station on the premises of Meerut Medical College.(ANI/Twitter)

Three police personnel including a woman constable in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut were suspended on Tuesday after a video of them abusing and roughing up a woman medical student and her classmate went viral.

Police said the couple, both students at a local medical college, were allegedly attacked by rightwing activists who accused the Muslim man of “love jihad” and then handed them over to the cops seen on the video. A search is on for the attackers, who had barged into the room of the man and beat up the two students.

Superintendent of police (city) Ranvijay Singh said head constable Salek Chand, constable Neetu Singh and constable Priyanka (goes by single name) were suspended after the video, widely shared on social media, was examined on Tuesday. The UP police have also recommended that a home guard who was present be suspended, he added.

“We came to know about the incident through the video and then the senior superintendent of police directed us to suspend the personnel concerned,” the officer said.

The woman and her family did not lodge a complaint in the matter.

First Published: Sep 25, 2018 19:55 IST