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Punjab Police beat up woman who asked for help after being sexually assaulted

March 4, 2013 | By

Tarn Taran, Punjab (March 04, 2013): According to certain media reports Policemen in Punjab’s Tarn Taran town were seen clearly on camera hitting a young woman who had reportedly tried to complain about harassment by a truck driver.

According to NDTV, a News channel, “[t]he shocking footage was shot on a cellphone by a witness”.

Police beat woman that asked for help after being sexually assaulted

“The 23-year-old woman says she was harassed by the truck driver while returning from a wedding party. Her family then decided to approach constables who they spotted on the road at Tarn Taran near Amritsar. But, the woman says, instead of helping her, the policemen took a bribe from the driver and started beating her” NDTV report reads further.

Despite the footage, a senior police officer reportedly tried to defend the cops involved.

“I don’t think our cops did anything (wrong)… they were actually trying to intervene and stop the fight between two sides,” said Sukhbir Singh, who heads the local police station.

The incident has once again exposed the degenerated states of policing practice in Punjab.

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