Firozabad (UP): In an incident of police brutality, policemen allegedly slapped and cane-charged a group of women protesting on the national highway here against the death of two persons in a mishap.
The protestors had last night gathered at Subhash crossing under Uttar police station area and squatted on the National Highway after a rumour that the driver of the tractor involved in the road mishap had been let off, sources said.
Police officials, including SHO Sri Prakash Yadav were then caught on camera slapping and baton-charging the protesting women, while trying to clear the road.
When contacted, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Singh said an investigation is on and necessary action would be taken.
The SP said police had to use force to disperse the mob gathered on the busy crossing as the protestors were indulging
in stone-pelting during the late hours amidst heavy fog.
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Updated Date: Jan 14, 2014 14:54:32 IST