Police brutality at its worst.
Few Delhi policemen beat up a businessman black and blue following a road rage incident involving them. Ashima Gupta shared her husband Amit Gupta's ordeal on Facebook. Amit was returning from a party in Punjabi Bagh in Delhi to his home in Rohini when his car collided with a policeman's bike and all hell broke loose.
Here is what Ashima Gupta wrote:
I am Megha gupta. I need your help. I stay in rohini sec 11, rohini. My husband Amit gupta was brutally beaten by policemen on 18th May. He was coming back home from a party at Punjabi bagh. Near our house his car hit police’s motorcycle which was coming from the wrong side. The policeman who was riding the bike was drunk and due to the accident he fell from the bike. My husband got out of the car to check on him. But the policeman started beating him up and called other some other policeman also. Without listening to my husband’s plea, they took him to Prashant vihar police station. There he tied his hands and beat him up. After some time they took him to Ambedkar Hospital and got his MLC done. The policeman who fell from the bike got a bruise on his arm. After this they again took him to police station and hit him with lathis and belts. All this while they did not let him call his family, abused and harassed him to limits beyond imagination. At 6 in the morning they allowed him to call his brother and demanded 1 lakh rupees to leave my husband. They finally agreed to take 60000 hrs and let him go. All of the CCTV footage of the police station shows the evidence of the inhuman treatment the policemen gave to my husband. Even after repeated police complaints, no one is taking any action.
Please help us in getting justice. Since the incident the family is also being harassed and pressured to take the case back. For your reference I am attaching some photos to the mail. We have organized a protest against them outside Prashant vihar police station today at 6pm.
I request you to help us.
Finally some action has been taken after her plea. Delhi Police has suspended three of its personnel and initiated a departmental inquiry. "One assistant sub-inspector and two constables have been suspended and sent to district lines. A regular departmental inquiry has been ordered against them," Rishi Pal, DCP told HT.