Cops suspended after video of them beating minor boys goes viral

Katni (MP): A video of two police constables mercilessly beating two minor boys went viral on social media platforms, following which they have been suspended on Sunday.

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Katni Superintendent of Police Gaurav Rajput said constables Uday Raj Singh and Mahendra Dube have been suspended after authorities took cognisance of the video, following which an initial probe was conducted and the duo was found to be involve in it.

Constable Singh and Constable Dube, posted at Kotwali police station in the district, had detained two minor boys and one another person in connection with a theft in March and later allegedly beat them black and blue with a stick.

Inside the police station someone recorded the whole incident through a mobile phone camera which later surfaced a few days ago and went viral on social media websites and mobile messaging app ‘WhatsApp’.

Also, a probe has been ordered against sub-inspector Lekh Singh Parihar, who was also involved in the incident, Rajput said.

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