New Delhi: In a case of police brutality, a head constable today attacked a woman with a brick in the posh Golf Link area of central Delhi over a minor altercation following which he was suspended pending a detailed inquiry.
The traffic cop was suspended and a criminal case was filed against him after a video clip of the attack surfaced.
The victim, who was riding a two-wheeler, alleged that the constable demanded a bribe accusing her of violating traffic rules.
She alleged that her small child was also abused by the cop.
She said that following an argument, the cop picked up a brick and attacked her.
“On behalf of myself and Delhi Police, I want to express my regret. The Head Constable has already been suspended. Apart from that, I have ordered that a criminal case be registered. We will investigate the matter,” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said.
The victim alleged that the cop accused her of violating traffic norms and started abusing her after she refused to pay bribe, insisting that a receipt of the fine he was demanding be issued to her.
The woman was also seen in the video picking up a brick which she threw on the ground.
Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said strict action would be taken against the head constable.
“We regret such a shameful act. We will take strictest possible action,” said Chander.
The woman also alleged that her two-wheeler was damaged in the incident.