Andhra Pradesh: Mob thrashes cops in police station over alleged harassment

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A sub inspector and a constable from the Andhra Pradesh police were beaten up inside their own police station in Nellore District on August 1 evening by mob who barged in. The mob was angry that the sub inspector had called in three people for questioning at the Rapuru police station and beaten them up.

“We had detained one man because he was drunk and had sent him to the hospital to get a certificate to complete one formality. However, the locals questioned the move to send him to the hospital and picked up a fight. They attacked the police station and dragged the SI out. The SI suffered a head injury while 3 constables also suffered minor injuries,” Ram Babu, Deputy Superintendent of Police reportedly said.

DSP Babu said that Sub Inspector Lakshman Rao and three constables have been admitted to hospital after the attack.

DSP added, “We will take stringent action against all those who attacked the police station and the policemen.”

Locals say police brought Pichchaiah, Lakshmamma and Kanakamma on the complaint of one Ravi. Police reportedly beat them up, which angered relatives and other locals. Locals alleged that police has subjected them to third-degree torture in the name of interrogation.

All the action at the police station has been caught on mobile phones by some locals and another policeman.