There is outrage in India as a viral video shows policeman beating up an elderly woman and dragging her by her hair to the ground.
The Punjab Police officer was filmed brutally thrashing a senior citizen and dragging her by her hair last week in Bathinda district.
Reports say the victim, Jasbir Kaur, is a brick kiln labourer. According to her, the owner of the kiln — believed to be a close aide of the Congress party leader Gurpreet Kangar — wasn’t paying wages as per government rates, reports India Today.
She and other labourers were protesting on Saturday, and the owner used police force against them.
A police team led by Assistant Sub-Inspector Kuldeep Singh verbally abused Jasbir Kaur, who was objecting to the police’s use of force against her family members.
Then, Singh began hitting her mercilessly. He didn’t stop there; he dragged her by her hair and threw her on the ground. Nobody helped.
A complaint has been made to the deputy commissioner.