Police brutality! Constable thrashes youth mercilessly, video goes viral

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Boudh: An instance of police brutality and human rights violation by Odisha police surfaced in Boudh district after a video of the incident went viral over social media platforms.

A video purportedly showing a constable, dressed as a civilian, thrashing a youth has surfaced on social media.

The latest incident of alleged moral policing was reported from Boudh, where the cop, identified as constable Ranjan Mahapatra, is seen beating a youth brutally with a plastic pipe. Besides, the accused constable also verbally abused the youth.

The video, which went viral, also shows the presence of other police officials turning into bystanders and standing mute near the PCR van portraying ignorance over the scenario. However, the youth was later taken to police custody in the PCR van.

It is not known who shot the video or when the incident took place.

Reportedly, DGP BK Sharma has also directed the Boudh SP to look into the matter and suspend the accused constable. Following this, Ranjan was suspended by Boudh SP.

According to sources, the youth was allegedly intercepted by the cops for questioning over an alleged eve-teasing incident. However, what led to the rage of the accused person is unknown. The police had subjected the youth to assault equivalent third-degree torture in the name of interrogation.

The action, which sparked an outrage in social media circles, has led to criticism that police was indulging in moral policing.

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