Police guards at district magistrate’s office beat up woman in UP’s Sitapur

Updated on Jan 24, 2018 05:22 PM IST

A woman went to the Sitapur district magistrate’s office to complain against her husband but the guards on duty asked her to leave and when she resisted, allegedly thrashed her.

A video grab of women police personnel beating up a woman in Sitapur.
A video grab of women police personnel beating up a woman in Sitapur.
Press Trust of India, Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) | ByPress Trust of India

Police guards at the district magistrate’s office in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh allegedly misbehaved and beat up a woman complainant.

The woman, Anarkali, aged around 50, had visited the district magistrate’s office on Tuesday to complain against her husband, saying that he used to torture her.

As she reached the office to meet district magistrate Sarika Mohan, the guards on duty, including some female constables, allegedly asked her to leave but when Anarkali resisted, she was allegedly thrashed and forcefully dumped in a police jeep.

A purported video clip of the entire episode has gone viral on social media.

When contacted, the district magistrate said she was not aware of the incident, but promised action against the police guards after investigation.

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