In a shocking incident, a 73-year-old woman was verbally abused and pushed to the ground by a police officer at Dharmadam Police Station in Kannur District, Kerala. The incident took place on April 14, when the woman had gone to bail out her 52-year-old son, Sunil Kumar K, who was detained on accusations of hitting another vehicle.
The video of the incident, recorded by Sunil Kumar and his brother on their mobile phone, has gone viral on social media. In the video, Circle Inspector Smitesh can be seen abusing the mother, brother, sister, and nephew of Sunil Kumar. Other police officers can also be seen trying to control the officer who was in civilian clothes.
Sunil Kumar said to Maktoob that the officer, who was in an inebriated condition, had beaten everyone.
The incident has caused outrage on social media, with many calling for action against the officer. In response, the City Police Commissioner, Ajith Kumar, informed the media that the officer is being suspended from service on the basis of a preliminary inquiry conducted by the Special Branch.
While talking to Maktoob, Sunil Kumar has expressed his disappointment and said that an officer sitting on a responsible post should not behave in such a shameful manner.